At the ICF 2021, we discussed new perspectives that digital technology provides for conscientious business

The panel session “Digital Technology: New Opportunities for Conscientious Business” took place on the first day of the International Customs Forum.

The creation by 2030 of a fundamentally new, modern customs service equipped with advanced information technology and convenient for law-abiding business and effective for the state is the key goal of the Development Strategy of the Federal Customs Service until 2030.

Ruslan Davydov, First Deputy Head of the FCS of Russia, noted that during the pandemic business began to understand that the customs service was confidently moving forward in matters of digitalization of customs administration processes. At the same time, he drew attention to the fact that the simplified and unified customs procedures should not affect the quality of state control at the border.

Sergei Semashko, Head of the Main Administration of After-Release Customs Control of Goods of the FCS of Russia, named the technology of customs monitoring as one of the most effective tools for soft public settlement of disputes.

Inna Elisanova, director of the customs practice of Ernst&Young, paid attention to the voluntary declaration of goods, noting that the proactive verification of the functions of foreign trade and the voluntary declaration of goods as a result of the implementation of the customs monitoring mechanism would allow to correct those unintentional mistakes that can take place in the FEA.

Vladimir Skiba, Head of the Main Department of Information Technology of the FCS of Russia, called on customs and business to join forces. “We have been developing our interaction with business for a very long time; now a lot depends on how the business automates its processes,” he said.