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AGREEMENT

of June 4, 1999

About procedure for transit through the territories of the State Parties of the Commonwealth of Independent States

(Protocol as amended of 31.05.2019)

The State Parties of this agreement on behalf of the governments which are hereinafter referred to as with the Parties

in view of provisions of the Agreement on creation of Economic union of September 24, 1993, Bases of customs legislations of the State Parties of the Commonwealth of Independent States accepted by the Decision of Council of heads of states of the Commonwealth of February 10, 1995, the Agreement on creation of the free trade area of April 15, 1994, the Protocol on changes and amendments to it of April 2, 1999, the Agreement on cooperation and mutual aid in customs affairs of April 15, 1994 and the Agreement on the free trade area of October 18, 2011

confirming the commitment to transit liberty principles, wishing to promote simplification of the international transit carriages of goods by unification of customs procedures,

considering that improvement of conditions of the international transit carriages is one of essential factors of development of cooperation,

agreed as follows:

Article 1

This agreement determines procedure for transit of goods and vehicles through customs areas of the Parties.

For the purposes of this Agreement the terms determined by Bases of customs legislations of the State Parties of the Commonwealth of Independent States of February 10, 1995 are used.

Article 2

The goods moved with transit through the territories of the Parties shall:

remain in steady-state condition, except changes owing to natural wear or transportations and storages decreased under normal conditions;

not be used in any other purposes, except transit;

be brought to customs authority of appointment in the terms established by customs authority of departure proceeding from opportunities of the vehicle transporting goods, the planned route and other conditions of transportation.

Article 3

The parties do not levy duty and taxes vehicles and goods:

imported from the states which are not participating in this agreement on customs area of the Party by en route through customs areas of other Parties;

the Parties which are exported from customs area to the states which are not participating in this agreement, en route through customs areas of other Parties;

moved between the Parties en route through customs areas of other Parties.

Measures of economic policy (the import restrictions and commodity exportation including quoting, licensing, establishment of the maximum and minimum prices, and also other measures of regulation of interaction of national economy with the world economy) except as specified, stipulated in Clause 4 this agreements are not applied to the specified goods and vehicles transporting them.

Article 4

Lists of separate types of goods which transit is prohibited, and also lists of separate types of goods which transit requires receipt of special permissions of authorized bodies of the Parties can be established by the national legal system of the Parties.

Article 5

Places of crossing of customs border goods and vehicles transporting them, and also places of their overload on other vehicles, including with crushing of batches, according to the national legal system are determined by customs authority of the Party on which territory transit is performed.

Movement of goods on customs areas of the Parties is performed along any routes and the directions if other is not established by the national legal system of the Parties.

In case of interruption of transit for cause of accident or approaches of force majeure circumstances the carrier is guided by the regulations established by the national legal system of the Party in the territory of which there was transit interruption.

Article 6

Customs authorities of the Parties mutually recognize national means of identification, and also the documents necessary for goods control and the vehicles transporting them.

Article 7

For the purpose of implementation of this agreement of the Party will charge to the customs authorities in 3-month time from the date of the introduction it in force:

a) exchange:

lists of places of crossing of national borders goods and vehicles transporting them;

inventories, prohibited to import, export and transit through their customs areas;

samples of means of identification, the documents necessary for goods control and the vehicles transporting them;

lists of goods which are allowed to import, export and transit in the presence of the permissions issued by authorized bodies of the Party of import, export and transit;

b) inform each other on any changes and amendments in the documents specified in the subitem "an" of this Article during monthly term from acceptance date of such changes and/or amendments;

c) it is excluded.

Article 8

Means and services in ensuring transit of goods are provided to exporters, importers or carriers in the transit State on conditions, not the worst, than on what the same means and services are provided to national exporters, importers or carriers.

The legislation regulating customs regime of transit on customs area of the Party extends equally to exporters, importers and carriers - both residents, and nonresidents.

Article 9

The questions which are not settled by this agreement and connected with movement of goods and the vehicles transporting them through customs areas of the Parties are permitted according to their national legal system.

The matters of argument connected using or interpretation of this agreement, are permitted by consultations and negotiations of authorized bodies of concerned parties.

Article 10

By common consent of the Parties changes and additions which are drawn up by protocols can be made to this agreement and become effective according to the procedure, stipulated in Article the 12th this agreement.

Article 11

This agreement is open for accession of the State Parties of the Commonwealth of Independent States sharing its purposes and the principles with the consent of all Parties by transfer to depositary of the relevant documents on such accession.

Article 12

This agreement becomes effective from the date of delivery on storage to depositary of the third notification on accomplishment by the Parties of all necessary interstate procedures which signed it.

For the Parties which performed interstate procedures later it becomes effective in day of delivery of the relevant documents to depositary.

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