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Customs Clearance

Customs clearance has many nuances, so it is best to turn to professionals for help to save time and money. AMCOR Logistic experts are ready to provide assistance and services in the arrangement of customs clearance.

Customs clearance is a necessary procedure to allow goods, cargoes and vehicles to be moved across the customs border of a state. The preparation of the necessary documents is an important part here. Customs clearance in Russia includes submission permits and customs declarations to the customs authority, payment of customs charges and duties.

Customs Clearance of Goods

Customs clearance of goods is their passage through customs in accordance with the customs regulation chosen for them. Customs clearance begins with the preparation of the Declaration of Goods filled out in accordance with the rules that apply to goods declared in the chosen customs regulation. There are 5 main stages of customs clearance of goods:

  1. declaration acceptance, registration and accounting stage
  2. goods coding and non-tariff settlement rules compliance verification stage
  3. foreign exchange and customs value control stage
  4. customs declaration payments correctness verification stage
  5. goods screening and release stage

Customs Clearance of Cargoes

Customs clearance of cargoes is a mandatory part of the procedure for the passage of goods across state borders. The cargo owner (carrier’s customer) is responsible for completing this procedure. That is why it is best to seek the assistance of experts who provide such services beforehand.

Cargo clearance has the following stages:

  • advance payment of all the necessary charges and taxes
  • submission of a package of documents to customs
  • preparation of the customs declaration
  • cargo screening
  • certification of the customs declaration
  • cargo passage through the state border


Today, customs clearance of cargoes can be done in accordance with the following procedures:

  • transit
  • import and export
  • re-import and re-export
  • temporary import and export
  • processing within or outside the customs border
  • cargo destruction
  • customs warehousing
  • duty-free trade
  • filing of the rejection of goods in favor of the state

Customs Clearance of Exports

AMCOR Logistic takes care of the customs clearance of exports. Export means the transportation of goods outside the border of a country. Goods at the time of export outside the customs territory of the country must be in the same condition as on the day of acceptance of the customs declaration. Exported goods are not subject to tax (except duties and excise taxes).

Customs clearance of exports has the following stages:

  1. submission of documents confirming the conditions and grounds for the export of goods outside the customs territory of the country
  2. payment of the specified taxes and fees
  3. compliance with legislation by the exporter

Documents that are required for cargo and vehicle clearance:

  • receipts of payments of customs duties and payments for customs services
  • cargo documents (quality certificates, veterinary expert report, phytosanitary certificate, Health Inspection Service report, environmental and radiological monitoring service report, etc.)
  • agreement or contract addendum
  • invoice
  • ST-1 form (certificate of origin)
  • customs registration card
  • currency and values declaration document
  • TIR carnet
  • waybill or bill of lading
  • driver’s passport and license confirming the right for international transportation
  • cargo data sheet and declaration contract, if the documentation is prepared by brokers

Customs Control

AMCOR Logistic transport company has highly qualified experts and extensive experience in customs clearance. Customs control is a set of measures taken by customs authorities to ensure compliance with the customs legislation of the Russian Federation (according to the Labor Code of the Russian Federation Article 11, Paragraph 1, Subparagraph 19). When the goods have to pass the customs export clearance procedure, the customs authorities have the right to exercise control. It is understood as measures, including the application of the risk management system to ensure compliance with the laws of the EAEU (Eurasian Economic Union) and each state individually.

When exercising control, customs officers are guided by the selectivity principle and confine themselves only to the forms that are sufficient for compliance with the laws. The methods of customs control include, for example, the identification of goods and vehicles, the appointment of an expert review, the involvement of an expert, the arrestment of customs goods or the seizure of goods, the creation of customs control zones.

Customs Clearance Time

According to the current laws, the customs clearance of goods shall be completed by the customs authority not later than one business day following the day of registration of the customs declaration subject to compliance with the terms of release.

The costs of customs clearance are the costs expressed in money incurred by participants in foreign economic activity during the customs clearance of their cargo (goods). The final cost of customs clearance will depend on several parameters and conditions that directly or indirectly affect the cost of customs clearance of cargoes and goods. Please contact our experts to get a detailed calculation.

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