On April 11-12, the II All-Russian Scientific and Practical Conference «Economic Strategies of the Eurasian Economic Union: Problems and Innovations» was held at the Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia. The event was dedicated to issues of economic development of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) Member States, deepening integration processes. Particular attention was paid to the role of customs authorities in the economic strategies of the EEU.
The representative of the Eurasian Economic Commission customs block Sergei Mozer, Ph.D. at law, presented a report on the issues of cooperation between the Eurasian Economic Union and the World Customs Organization in terms of improving customs regulation instruments. Special attention was paid to the issue of the current revision of the International Convention on the Simplification and Harmonization of Customs Procedures, as well as the formation of the Digital Customs Institute at the World Customs Organization.
As a result of the conference, in September 2019 a collection of publications «Economic Strategies of the Eurasian Economic Union: Problems and Innovations» was published, where there is also an article «Approaches of the World Customs Organization to the Institute of Electronic Customs».
The article touches upon the topical issues of the formation of the e-customs institute in the World Customs Organization. The author analyzes the «WCO Strategy Paper Customs and E-Commerce», which was first presented to the international customs community at the WCO headquarters in 2007. In the research material, the following blocks of the WCO e-customs concept (2007) are highlighted: legal aspects of the formation of the institute of electronic customs; administrative (organizational) regulations; technological aspects; customs operations (business processes); «single window» mechanism; law-enforcement block; cooperation issues; institutional development. The research material is a matter of interest to a wide range of specialists whose activities are related to the development of the institute of electronic (digital) customs, the improvement of customs regulation, as well as international customs law.
The publication can be found here.