A meeting of the Working Group on improving the procedure for customs operations in respect of express cargo and international mail chaired by Sergei Vladimirov, Director of the Department for Customs Legislation and Law Enforcement Practice of the Eurasian Economic Commission, was held on November 9.
The event was attended by representatives of public authorities and the business community, including postal operators and express carriers.
The meeting discussed issues relating to the determination of general information on the consignee, consignor, e-commerce operator, etc., and individual information on goods, including customs value and CN FEA code.
"The declaration for e-commerce goods will start to apply from the date of enacting the Protocol on amendments to the Union Customs Code in terms of regulating external e-commerce, which undergoes the internal legal procedures required for its signing," Sergei Vladimirov noted.
By Disposition No. 20 of the Commission's Council dated June 23, 2023, the draft Protocol on amendments to the Treaty on the EAEU Customs Code dated April 11, 2017 (regarding the regulation of foreign e-commerce) was approved and sent to the Member States for internal legal procedures required for its signing.
Decision No. 10 of the Eurasian Intergovernmental Council dated November 19, 2021 approved the Action Plan (roadmap) to create favorable conditions for developing e-commerce within the Eurasian Economic Union.
In accordance with paragraph 2 of the Eurasian Economic Commission's road map, the EIC, jointly with the EAEU States, should prepare, inter alia, the EEC act determining the form and the procedure for completing the declaration for e-commerce goods.