January 26 customs officers of all countries note professional holidays – International Customs Day.
It was first celebrated in 1983. It is dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the World Customs Organization.
The first session of the Customs Cooperation Council was held in Brussels (Belgium) on January 26, 1953 and was renamed the World Customs Organization (WCO, World Customs Organization) in 1994.
She was created Improvement of customs legislation and technologies with the aim of harmonizing and unifying customs systems.
World Customs Organization Studies focused contracts on issues such as classification of goods, appraisal of customs value, rules of origin of goods, customs duties, security of the supply chain, facilitation of international trade procedures, fight against crime and counterfeiting products in the field of customs (protection of intellectual property), fight against corruption.
Members of the World Customs Organization are the customs services of 184 countries of the world. to manage more than 98% of all international trade.
Russian Federation involved In the work of the World Customs Organization since 1992, as the legal successor of the USSR, which joined the WCO on July 8, 1991.
Federal Customs Service of Russia (FTS of Russia) through the international organization of customs cooperation decides A set of tasks in the field of international activities that contribute to the development of foreign trade of the Russian Federation. in May 2020 approved Strategy for the development of customs services of the Russian Federation until 2030.
Russian customs traditionally hold high prestige in the global customs community. For the purposes of the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System, Russian is recognized as the working language of the WCO.
The WCO Regional Law Enforcement Contact Center (RILO – Moscow) operates in Moscow.
Since 2002, the Russian Customs Academy has been the Regional Training Center of the WCO.
Since 2013, the Dog Center of the Federal Customs Service of Russia has the status of the Regional Training Dog Center of the WCO.
In 2015, St. The branch of the Russian Customs Academy in St. Petersburg became the WCO Center of Excellence for the training of specialists in inspection, scanning and screening equipment.
Status of the WCO regional customs laboratory in 2016 accepted Central Forensic Medicine Department of the Federal Customs Service of Russia.
International activities of the Russian FCS includes More than 300 international agreements and memorandums concluded with 71 foreign states.
Somebody mechanisms development of international customs cooperation is the institution of representations (representatives) of the customs services of the Russian Federation in foreign countries. Currently, customs cooperation is carried out with more than 100 countries and more than 20 representative offices operate abroad. work More than 100 employees.
Special contribution The Moscow International Customs Attachés Club, founded in Moscow in 2002 under the auspices of the Russian Federal Customs Service, on the initiative of the customs representatives of Russia, China and Finland, contributes to the strengthening of the customs brotherhood (since 2008 the Club has a branch in Petersburg). The purpose of its creation is to establish working and friendly relations between representatives of the customs services of foreign states and embassy employees responsible for customs matters. The club is currently playing in Russia, Armenia, Belgium, Hungary, Germany, Egypt, India, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, China, etc.
2023 International Customs Day dedicated promoting a culture of knowledge sharing and professional pride in customs authorities.
The material has been prepared based on information from RIA Novosti and open sources.
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