On November 12, 2019, the Department of Informatics and Information Customs Technologies of the Customs Faculty of the Russian Customs Academy (hereinafter — the Faculty) organized a lecture-discussion on the role of the World Customs Organization in the formation of the digital customs institute. The lecture was read by Sergei Mozer, Deputy Head of the Division of Advanced Customs Technologies of the Department of Customs Legislation of the Eurasian Economic Commission. (hereinafter — the EEC, Commission). The audience was 5th year students of the Faculty with specialization «Organization of customs control»; «Commodity research and examination in customs»; «Information systems and customs technologies»; «International cooperation of Customs Administrations»; «Analytical activity of customs authorities».
Note: The Customs Faculty is the university-forming educational, scientific and administrative structural division of the Russian Customs Academy, which solves the tasks of training highly qualified personnel for the customs authorities of the Russian Federation and the Customs Services of the CIS Member States.
Today, Sergei Mozer noted, the issues of improving customs regulation based on the World Customs Organization (hereinafter — the WCO, Organization) instruments are of particular interest to the representatives of the international customs community, as well as to academia. At the same time, at the academic level, there is a lack of systematic information on the development of the WCO in the context of various institutions of customs law. He also emphasized that for the purposes of modernizing the Eurasian Economic Union (hereinafter –EEU) law in the field of customs, experts from the EEC customs block are carefully studying the WCO experience. And specialists of the Commission participate in the sessions of different WCO working bodies.
As part of the lecture, Faculty students familiarized themselves with the WCO’s approaches to the creation of a digital customs institute, as well as its development prospects. In the near future, said Sergei Mozer, a series of scientific publications on the subject of digital customs will be completed, which are publicly available on the Internet. In his opinion, this popularizes the activities of the WCO in the scientific and student community. Based on the results of the study, a digital customs questionnaire is being prepared with relevant methodological explanations, which may be recommended for use at the expert level in the WCO and the EEU.
Some aspects of the presentation were dedicated to the EEC’s activities to improve the EEU law in the field of customs regulation.
The lecture aroused interest among students of the Customs Faculty and, without a doubt, helps to understand the practical aspects of the WCO and EEU work in creating modern instruments and tools of customs regulation.
12 November 2019