17.09.2021 (Обновлено: 07.07.2022 12:32)

EEC Council adopted decision required to start pilot project in foreign electronic trade in goods

The Eurasian Economic Commission’s Council has adopted a decision required for implementing a pilot project in the field of foreign electronic trade in goods. This entails the final document in the package of customs acts of the Eurasian Economic Union in this field.

"The Council’s decision is required for the full-fledged implementation of the experiment on e-trade," noted Maksat Mamytkanov, EEC Minister in charge of Customs Cooperation. "It will enable individuals to purchase e-trade goods previously stored in customs warehouses, which will contribute to developing warehouse infrastructure in the Union’s territory and faster delivery of goods to our citizens".

Now foreign goods purchased on the Internet are defined as a category of goods that can be declared for release before filing a declaration. Such a simplified release will be possible only for specialized persons - e-trade operators specified by the Eurasian Economic Union States who will store e-trade goods in customs warehouses before they are ordered by individuals and their subsequent delivery. This will enable expediting their release and delivery to end users who have placed online orders on international Internet sites.

 For reference

In accordance with Disposition No. 7 of the Commission’s Council dated April 05, 2021 "On certain issues of conducting a pilot project (experiment) in the field of foreign e-trade in the Eurasian Economic Union Member States", work on the pilot project will be carried out in the Union Member States in the period through to December 31, 2022. Along with that, its actual application will begin from November 2021.

Earlier on August 3, the Board approved three decisions determining the specifics of filling out a simplified customs declaration - a declaration for express cargo and an application for the release of goods before filing the declaration.