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EEC Extends its Opportunities in the sphere of Customs Administration and Develops Integrated Information System

EEC Extends its Opportunities in the sphere of Customs Administration and Develops Integrated Information System

1/24/2018
 
On January 23, the EEC Board has made a number of decisions in the field of customs administration, technical regulation, trade policy and development of the integrated information system of the EAEU. In particular, the anti-dumping duty on polymer coated rolled metal products manufactured in China has been prolonged. A register of authorized economic operators will be created, as well as data exchange necessary for granting and payment of pensions to workers or members of their families will be arranged. The requirements for smoking tobacco products are excluded from the Single Sanitary Requirements, and the list of aromatic and flavoring substances, the use of which is not allowed in the production of non-smoking tobacco products is extended.
 
A decision has been made to prolong the anti-dumping duty for rolled metal products with a polymer coating from the People’s Republic of China until 2023. The previous decision to introduce the duty had been taken in May 2012. The duty had been fixed at a rate from 6.98% to 20.20% of the customs value, depending on the manufacturer, and had been effective until June 30, 2017. The rate was prolonged last May for the period of the second anti-dumping investigation.
 
The investigation showed that the current market situation bears the evidence of sensitivity of prices for rolled metal manufactured within the EAEU, to the volumes of supplies from the PRC and the price policy of Chinese manufacturers. Thus, in case of removal of the duty, the volumes of Chinese rolled metal with a polymer coating imported into the EAEU at dumping prices may rise sharply, which will damage a number of sectors of the Union’s economy.
 
The Commission adopted the Amendments to its Decision No. 284 dated December 2, 2013 permitting EEC to classify certain types of goods upon its own initiative in accordance with the Single Nomenclature for Goods Applied in Foreign Economic Activities of the Eurasian Economic Union (SNG FEA of the EAEU). Earlier, the Commission had been classifying goods only after appeal from an authorized national authority of one of “the five states”.
 
The introduction of changes is due to the fact that the new customs legislation conferred the Commission with powers to classify goods in accordance with the SNG FEA of the EAEU in the event differences emerge in the law enforcement practices of the EAEU countries.
 
In order to decide on the classification matter, the EEC will require from the customs authorities the documents they will have to submit via e-mail or in hard copy not later than 30 calendar days from the date of registration of the request with the customs authority.
 
Following the consideration of documents, the draft decision of the Commission on classification will be sent by the customs authorities of the Union countries. The decision shall be agreed within 30 calendar days as well.
 
Changes will be made to Section 13 Chapter II of the Single Sanitary, Epidemiological and Hygienic Requirements for Products (Goods) Subject to Sanitary and Epidemiological Supervision (Control); namely, the requirements for smoking tobacco products being subject to technical regulations under Technical Regulation for tobacco products (TR CU 035/2014), are excluded.
 
Upon entry into force of the Decision of the Board of the Commission, Section 13 Chapter II of the Single Sanitary Requirements will only include requirements for non-smoking tobacco products, such as chewing, snuff tobacco, sucking tobacco (snus), and tobacco raw materials used for their manufacture.
 
Moreover, the current list of the Single Sanitary Requirements for aromatic and flavoring substances, the use of which is not allowed in the manufacture of non-smoking tobacco products, is supplemented by three substances made from the wood stalk of the woody nightshade (Stipites Dulcamarae), herbs of puleggia mint (flea mint, Herba Pulegii), and vanilla leaf (Liatris odoratissima). These substances are also included in the List of substances that are not allowed to be used as ingredients in the manufacture of tobacco products (annex to the technical regulation for tobacco products).
 
A decision has been made to implement a general process under which the EAEU countries exchange information on goods manufactured within or imported into the EAEU and subject to marking with control (identification) signs as part of carrying out a pilot project. To do that, the integrated information system of the EAEU (EAEU IIS) is used, which provides online interaction of the competent authorities of the EAEU countries participating in the pilot project on the marking of fur products.
 
Members of the Board have agreed upon the issue of the formation of a single register of authorized economic operators (AEO), as well as the possibility for data exchange necessary for granting and payment of pensions to workers or members of their families. The creation and keeping of the register, and the organization of data exchange will be carried out by the EEC. For this purpose, it was decided to extend the list of general processes within the Union.
 
The access to the single AEO register will allow reducing time and financial expenses related to customs procedures. The exchange of data on granting and payment of pensions to citizens of the EAEU countries contributes to correct determination of the amount of pensions, taking into account the work experience in any State of the Union. The cooperation in this area will be much more relevant upon signing the Workers’ Pension Benefit Agreement, which has reached its final development stage