26 October 2012, Friday, 17:08

Since 2014 the customs will cease to work with paper declarations

author: Alfiya Sharafutdinova

It is more than 90 percent of participants of foreign trade activities transporting goods through Bashkortostan customs, who passed to electronic form of declaring. By 2014 paper declarations should not be used at the customs at all.

The federal centre of the republic seems to cope with this task ahead of schedule.

“From the beginning of 2012 more than 91 percent of declarations were submitted in the electronic form, and in October we achieved more than 95 percent,” the first deputy chief of Bashkortostan customs Yuriy Sokolov informs. “Since January 1, 2014 the federal legislation obliges customs bodies to transfer to 100 percent of electronic declaring.

Even earlier participants of foreign trade activities will be relieved from necessity to submit at the customs documents, available in other state structures. The federal law on state services granting demands to carry it out already in 2013.

“If any body issues a licence or permission for export, for realisation of any service then the customs will not request it from the participant of foreign trade activities, and will address directly to this or that department,” Yuriy Sokolov explained. “For prompt data transfer now the Bashkortostan customs adjusts electronic information exchange with other departments.”