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The agreement on procedure for customs clearance of the goods occurring from customs areas of the State Parties of the Commonwealth of Independent States and moved between them according to customs regime of release for free circulation

of June 8, 1995

The Customs Services of the State Parties of the Commonwealth of Independent States which are hereinafter referred to as with the Parties

aiming at further development of the balanced and mutually beneficial economic relations,

for the purpose of implementation of the Agreement on formation of Economic union of September 24, 1993,

being guided by the Bases of customs legislations of gosudarstvuchastnik of the Commonwealth of Independent States accepted by heads of states on February 10, 1995, Single methodology of customs statistics of the foreign trade of the State Parties of the Commonwealth of Independent States accepted by heads of governments on December 9, 1994 and Rules of determination of the country of goods' origin of September 24, 1993

based on the Agreement between the governments of gosudarstvuchastnik of the Commonwealth of Independent States on cooperation and mutual assistance in customs affairs of April 15, 1994,

in view of the Agreement on simplification and standardization of procedures of customs clearance on customs borders signed by heads of Customs Services of the State Parties of the Commonwealth of Independent States on July 8, 1994

agreed as follows:

Article 1

In this agreement concepts of the following values are used:

1) "release of goods for free circulation" - customs regime in case of which the goods imported on customs area of the state are left constantly in this territory without obligation about their export from this territory;

2) "domestic goods" - the goods occurring from customs areas of the State Parties of this agreement and imported into the states of the Parties according to customs regime of release for free circulation;

3) "means of customs identification" - seals, seals, digital, alphabetic and other marking, identification tags, stamps, tests and samples, descriptions of goods, drawings, scale representations, photos and illustrations, shipping and other documentation.

Article 2

Action of this agreement does not extend to domestic goods concerning which national legal systems of the states establish special procedure for movement through customs border, and also on the excise goods which are subject to marking.

Article 3

The customs clearance of the domestic goods (further - goods) imported into the states of the Parties is made in the simplified procedure which provides:

- the simplified customs control;

- restriction of the list of the documents necessary for customs clearance;

- the limited number of the data declared in the cargo customs declaration;

- simplification of procedure for calculation and payment of customs duties for customs clearance.

The customs clearance of goods in the simplified procedure can be made also in the customs authorities located at check points on border.

Article 4

Customs control is made by officials of customs authority in two stages:

- documentary control;

- selective goods inspection.

Article 5

For carrying out customs clearance of imported goods shall be provided to customs authority:

- the documents confirming powers of persons, including carriers or freight forwarders of goods for registration of goods on border specified persons;

- the cargo customs declaration (further - GTD) completed according to the national legal system. The number of the completed columns GTD shall not exceed the quantity provided by the Agreement on simplification and standardization of procedures of customs clearance on customs borders signed by heads of Customs Services of the State Parties of the Commonwealth of Independent States on July 8, 1994;

- the certificate of origin of goods of the CT-1, form constituted according to the Rules of goods origin applied in the states of the Commonwealth on mutually approved basis in case of import of excise goods and goods with the increased taxation level;

- the documents confirming permission of other state bodies of the state of appointment if goods are subject to control of these bodies;

- transport and shipping documents, including the invoice or schetproforma;

- contract in foreign trade (agreement).

The parties can reduce the specified list of documents proceeding from the national legal system.

Article 6

Customs authorities can require submission of other documents for control, only when good reasons to believe are had that goods move to violation of the customs legislation.

Article 7

In case of declaration of goods instead of additional sheets use of specifications, pack lists or lists of goods in which are specified the name of goods, their codes according to the Commodity Nomenclature of Foreign Economic Activity, quantity, weight and cost is allowed to GTD.

Article 8

If the national legal system of the state of import provides collection of customs duties for customs clearance of goods, the payment document confirming payment of customs duties for customs clearance of goods is submitted to customs authority

Calculation of customs duties for customs clearance is made according to the national legal system. The cost of goods specified in the contract in foreign trade (agreement) and/or specified in the invoice (pro forma bill) can be basis for calculation of customs duties for customs clearance.

Customs duties for customs clearance can be paid by cash procedure to cash desk of customs authority within the sums determined by the national legal system.

Article 9

In case of registration of goods in the customs authority located not at the check point on border, transportation of goods under customs control to customs authorities of appointment is made for carrying out customs clearance according to the Agreement on simplification and standardization of procedures of customs clearance on customs borders signed by heads of Customs Services of the State Parties of the Commonwealth of Independent States on July 8, 1994.

Article 10

The means of customs identification imposed by customs authorities of the state of departure are recognized customs authorities of the transit State and appointment.

Article 11

Provisions of this agreement do not interfere with application of big privileges which the Parties can provide based on unilateral decisions or according to bilateral or multilateral agreements. Provisions of this agreement do not mention obligations assumed by the Parties according to other international treaties.

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