Customs authorities may deny storage of goods to importers

It became known the other day that amendments dated 6th April 2015 No. 70-FZ “On introducing changes in the Federal Law ‘On customs regulation in the Russian Federation’ with regard to improvement of customs operations related to temporary storage of goods” came into effect on 8th May 2015. It should be noted that starting from 8th May 2015 customs authorities have the right to refuse to grant permission to a person to temporary storage of goods in other places of temporary storage of goods if, within a year before the day of filing application with the customs authority for the said permission, that person was penalized under administrative law for administrative infractions in the field of customs activity.

A TRANSLOGIX representative shared his thoughts about the event. “Customs authorities are entitled to deny storage of goods to importers in other place than the temporary storage warehouse,” the respondent informs. “The innovations will not considerably affect foreign economic activity participants because it’s a rather uncommon procedure, storage in other places.” Besides, according to Logirus interlocutor, the law virtually “only corroborated what anyway took place in practice: if a foreign economic activity participant was penalized for administrative infractions, such permissions were mostly not given.”

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