Published resolutions are related to foreign goods imported to the Eurasian Economic Union and designed exclusively for holding the WorldSkills Competition, and the possibility of placing them under a special customs procedure, range of easing procedures related to goods imported by accredited physical entities to the Competition, streamlining of customs declaring procedure, and reexport procedure.
Goods intended for the 45th WorldSkills Competition may be placed under a special customs procedure. Such goods may be reexported and used during the Competition. In addition, goods may be disposed if they have lost their application properties and found to be unsuitable for further use for the intended purpose.
Special customs procedure is not applicable to the following foreign goods:
goods subject to compliant inspection procedure, excluding radio electronic appliances and high-frequency devices of non-military nature, encryption (cryptographic) tools, and goods subject to state sanitary and epidemiological supervision included in the 2nd section of the consolidated list.
Requirements for placing of goods under a special customs procedure:
provision of customs authorities with a written confirmation of the Competition Organizer including the information on the intended purpose of foreign goods;
period of placing goods under a customs procedure shall not exceed 6 months since the end of the Competition.
When customs declaring and placing goods under a special customs procedure, as well as the reexport customs procedure, the declarant or customs representative (broker) can use transportation (carriage), commercial and (or) other documents as the Goods declaration. A list of goods is also provided with these documents.
Other aspects and requirements for placing of goods under a special customs procedure are presented in the published resolutions of the Council of the Eurasian Economic Union.
On the whole, the adoption of these regulatory legal acts by the Eurasian Economic Commission makes it possible to import foreign goods in Russia that are required for organizing and holding the Competition, without paying customs duties and taxes, guarantee providing optimal conditions for the importation of foreign goods by members of delegations, teams, WorldSkills International Association, partners, and other suppliers, media representatives, and other accredited individuals.
In order to fulfill the Government’s guarantees, the next regulatory act was adopted – Resolution of the Government of the Russian Federation No.703 of 3 June 2019 “On relief of customs duties for customs operations related to the release of goods, and relief of the obligation to pay customs duties and taxes with respect to foreign goods intended for the preparation and holding of the 45th WorldSkills Competition in Kazan”.
This decree of the Government of the Russian Federation enables not to pay customs duties as part of the temporary import procedure (admission), as well as when placing goods under the re-export customs procedure. In addition, according to the decree, there is no need to implement the obligation to pay customs duties and taxes with respect to foreign goods imported to the WorldSkills Competition as part of the temporary import procedure (admission), as well as during the transportation of goods through the territory of the Russian Federation in accordance with customs transit procedure.
To apply such a preferential procedure, the organization shall send an application request and receive from the confirmation of the Ministry of Education of Russia that the goods are imported for the purposes specified. The application for confirmation shall be accompanied with the list of goods. The confirmation obtaining procedure is stipulated in the guide on shipping customs cargoes/toolboxes.