Over the next decade, the Federal Customs Service will focus on facilitating the development of international trade, increasing trade and non-resource-based exports, ensuring full and proper collection of fees and creating competitive advantages for businesses operating in good faith. Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin has signed a directive approving the development strategy for the service.
The document provides for a full-scale modernisation of customs operations.
Performance targets for reforms set out in the document include increasing the share of automated customs operations to 50 percent in 2024 and to 100 percent in 2030. In addition, the share of electronic declarations for international online trade shipments will reach 20 percent over the next five years and increase to 80 percent afterwards.
The Customs Service will also work on introducing AI-powered big data analysis methods and technology, developing and launching electronic systems for product origin certification and verification, and stepping up information sharing with the customs services of other countries based on cooperation agreements.
Mikhail Mishustin said that the reform will pave the way to the emergence of a high-technology customs system in Russia that will help improve the competitiveness of products made by Russian companies and enable businesses to expand the geography of their foreign trade and investment operations.