On February 12, 2020, First Deputy Head of the FCS of Russia Ruslan Davydov and World Bank representatives led by World Bank Vice President for the Europe and Central Asia Region Cyril Muller and World Bank Director and Permanent Representative in Russia Reno Seligmann visited the Moscow Regional Customs Electronic Declaration Center ( ILO).
Foreign experts, using the example of the ILO CEC, got acquainted with the reforms of Russian customs, the development of information technologies and the automation of customs procedures – automatic registration and automatic issue of declarations for goods.
Ruslan Davydov emphasized that the ILO’s EDC works exclusively with electronic documents. Moreover, the actual control of goods is carried out at customs posts. Such a separation of functions makes it possible to increase the objectivity of decisions made, speed up transactions and minimize corruption risks. By the end of 2020, 16 central distribution centers will operate in Russia. To date, 12 CEDs have already been created.
The declarative array arriving at the ILO’s Central Office for Development is processed and analyzed online at the center for operational monitoring and coordination of customs clearance. Also, measures are being worked out to minimize risks, the accuracy of the information stated in the declarations is monitored. Participants of the visit got acquainted with the procedure for analyzing incoming declarations and studied the work of customs software.
Rafael Zverev, the head of the Central Department for Economic Development and Trade of the ILO, spoke about the working conditions of officials at the Electronic Declaration Center. He noted that the new center building was commissioned in 2019, the workplaces are equipped with high-performance computers and the necessary equipment.
In 2019, more than 540 thousand declarations were filed at the ILO’s EDC, filed by almost 22 thousand participants in foreign economic activity. The average time for registering declarations during the year was reduced by almost five times: from 25 to 6 minutes. The average release time was more than halved: from 10 hours to 4 hours.
As of January 2020, the actual number of EDCs is 282 people.