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EEC simplifies conditions for conducting foreign economic activity

EEC simplifies conditions for conducting foreign economic activity

2/3/2021

On February 3, the Working Group on Regulatory Impact Assessment (RIA), chaired by Galiya Dzholdybayeva, Deputy Head of the Working Group, considered draft EEC decisions on customs administration and applying phytosanitary quarantine measures.

In particular, the draft decision of the EEC Board has been discussed which expands the list of goods the quantity or condition of which can be changed when loaded on a water vessel and exported from the Union’s customs territory. Nowadays, this list includes crude oil, natural gas liquids and hydrocarbon gases. The draft decision proposes to supplement the list with hard coal which will enable exporters to mix particular types of coal in the buyer’s interests during its transshipment in seaports and transportation on water vessels.

The Working Group has considered the draft decision of the EEC Board, which provides for supplementing the list of cases whereby it is allowed to postpone determining the exact customs value of goods being imported into the Union’s customs territory. The document proposes to provide declarants with such an opportunity where a foreign economic contract establishes the procedure for calculating the final price of goods with due regard for their qualitative (quantitative) characteristics determined after the goods are imported into the Union’s customs territory.

The draft decision of the EEC Board excluding restrictions on the import of identical goods by the territorial jurisdiction of one customs office for the purpose of determining signs of unreliable customs value during its control has been endorsed as well.

"All three draft decisions of the EEC in the field of customs regulation that have today passed the RIA procedure are aimed at liberalizing the conditions for conducting foreign economic activity when importing or exporting goods," Galiya Dzholdybayeva noted following the meeting.

Besides, some amendments to the Common List of Quarantine Items of the Union and the Common Phytosanitary Quarantine Requirements of the Union were considered. These amendments are aimed at ensuring the protection of the Union’s customs territory from importing and spreading three quarantine items typical of tomatoes and other vegetable crops – viruses of brown wrinkling of tomato fruits, Kromnek disease of tomato and pepino mosaic.​