On September 16 — 20, 2019, a delegation of the National Academy of Customs, Excise and Narcotics of the Republic of India (NACEN), led by Director General D. Singh, visited the Russian Customs Academy, the Canine Center of the Federal Customs Service of Russia, and the St. Petersburg branch of the Academy.

The delegation of the foreign delegation included:

  • Mrs.Vrindaba Gohil, First Secretary of the Trade Department of the Embassy of India in Moscow;
  • Mr. Vivek Anand, Assistant Commissioner, Indian Customs and GST;
  • Ms. Amrita Jain, Assistant Commissioner;
  • Ms. P. Singhal, Assistant Commissioner;
  • Ms. A.S. Venediktova, assistant to the First secretary of the Trade Department of the Embassy of India in Moscow.

On September 17, 2019, lectures and practical classes were held for members of the Indian delegation on various topics of customs administration.

Mr. Sergei Mozer, PhD, Deputy Head of Division of Advanced Customs Technologies, Department of Customs Legislation of the Eurasian Economic Commission (hereinafter — the EEC, Commission), held a lecture on actual issues of improving customs regulation in the Eurasian Economic Union (hereinafter — the EEU) in the framework of interaction with the World Customs Organization (hereinafter — the WCO). The EEC representative spoke about the approaches of the WCO and the EEC to create modern instruments and tools of customs administration, as well as the participation of Commission experts in the sessions of the WCO working bodies. He stressed that the WCO is the main international institution that creates modern standards in the field of customs. At the same time, the approaches and developments of the WCO is a matter of scientific and practical interest for the most world’s customs administrations when updating customs regulation.

During the lecture, special attention was paid to the WCO expert activities on the revision of the International Convention on the Simplification and Harmonization of Customs Procedures, as well as the creation of a Digital Customs institution in the Eurasian Economic Union, taking into account the WCO experience.

At the end of the meeting, Indian colleagues got monographs on the creation of a digital customs institute and the revision of the Kyoto Convention, which can be used as part of the educational and scientific activities of the National Academy of Customs, Excise and Narcotics of the Republic of India.

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