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AEB Customs and Transport Committee met with JETRO and Japan Business Club


On January 18, 2018, the AEB Customs and Transport Committee (CTC) organized a joint meeting with JETRO and Japan Business Club customs committee on the development of customs regulation at JETRO premises. Traditionally the meeting has been organized since 2011 on annual basis. 

The meeting was moderated by Dmitry Cheltsov, AEB Customs and Transport Committee Chairperson, IRU, and Seiji Hattori, JBC Customs Committee Chairperson, Sumitomo Corporation. 

Dmitry Cheltsov presented the AEB Customs and Transport Committee activities, informed the participants about the priority topics discussed at joint events with customs authorities, and the results of the Committee work in 2017. 

Seiji Hattori introduced the results of the survey “Customs processing /clearance challenges for Japan companies working in Russia in 2017”.

The CTC experts provided detailed comments and professional overviews of the most acute questions identified by the Japanese businesses operating in Russia.  

Sergey Vasiliev, Chairperson of AEB North-Western Sub-committee on customs, transport and logistics, DLA Piper made a presentation on current practices and regulatory developments with regard to customs valuation 

Marina Lyakisheva, CEO Counsel, SV-TRANSEXPO, informed about the particularities of customs risk-management system and ranking system of foreign trade participants in Russia. 

Alexander Kosov, Head of Customs and Foreign Trade Regulation Practice, Pepeliaev Group, addressed the main demands of customs authorities regarding HS codes, re-classification of goods by the customs authorities, and specified the means allowing for correct classification of goods. 

Dmitry Maslov, Head of freight insurance department, Zurich Reliable Insurance, made a presentation on measures to claim compensation of damages caused to cargo by customs inspections. 

Maria Pereiaslavtseva, Director of Export and Business development, Renault Group, shared the Renault Group’s experience in operation in the framework of the FTA with Vietnam.

The questions and answers session concluded the working programme of the meeting.

Photo L-R: Marina Lyakisheva, SV-Transexpo; Sergei Gusev, AEB CTC Co-chairperson; Maria Pereiaslavtseva, Renault; Alexander Kosov, Pepeliaev Group; Dmitry Cheltsov, AEB CTC Chairperson, IRU; Seiji HATTORI, Sumitomo Corporation; Kunikhiro NOMURA, Head of JETRO, Sergei Vasiliev, DLA Piper; Dmitry YAKUKHNO, Sumitomo Corporation (Central Eurasia) LLC.

Presentation by Dmitry Maslov Zurich.pdf View/Open
Presentation by Marina Lyakisheva_18.01.2018.pdf View/Open
Presentation Sergey Vasiliev_Customs Value AEB JBC JETRO 18 Jan 2018_Eng.pdf View/Open