In Russia opened the first e-customs

CC0 / quinntheislander / Nizhniy Novgorod. Archival photo.In Russia opened the first e-customsCC0 / quinntheislander /

Volga electronic customs – first in Russia was opened in Nizhny Novgorod on Wednesday, the correspondent of RIA Novosti.

The opening of the Volga e-customs was held as a videoconference in the framework of the International customs forum 2018 which will be held in Moscow on October 24-25.

Volga e-customs is a customs authority, created in the framework of the reform of customs authorities, which provides for the concentration of a customs Declaration in the regional Centers of electronic Declaration.

«This is a special pride that we are the «astronauts of customs» that in Nizhny Novgorod took the first step in the transition to a digital economy… This will bring changes for businesses — reduction of administrative barriers, costs and probability of corruption. All this will lead to growth of foreign trade turnover and exports,» — said the Governor of Nizhny Novgorod, Gleb Nikitin.

Volga electronic customs will accept and record electronic Declaration of goods and electronic documents, and make decisions about the release of the goods. The region of its activity is the Russian Federation. This is the first custom of this format in Russia and only in the Volga Federal district.

«The fact that the first e-customs in Russia was opened in the Privolzhsky Federal district, — the merit of the Volga customs Department, which traditionally shows good results. But this special responsibility. Before Volga e-customs is tasked to inspect all the services which are introduced for the participants of foreign trade activities, and to identify gaps that need to be addressed,» said the Deputy Plenipotentiary representative of RF President in Volga Federal district Oleg Mashkovtsev.