As part of the agreements between the heads of the Russian Customs Academy and the customs block of the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC, Commission), on March 17, 2020, Mozer Sergei, Ph.D., Deputy Head of Division of Advanced Customs Technologies, Department of Customs Legislation hold a lecture for students of the Customs faculty on the topics «Institutional aspects of the World Customs Organization» (WCO) and «Analysis of the WCO customs instruments and tools».
The lesson was organized for students with specialization (profile) in education «International Cooperation of Customs Administrations».
For reference: The Customs faculty is the leading 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.
The purpose of the specialization (profile) in education «International Cooperation of Customs Administrations» is to train specialists with skills in the application of international standards of customs regulation and customs control, as well as international cooperation of states in the field of customs regulation. Strengthening the theoretical and practical orientation of education in order to prepare a specialist in the field of international cooperation between the customs authorities of the Russian Federation and foreign countries.
During the lesson, students got acquainted with the current issues of the WCO activities, its organizational structure and the specifics of the functioning of the WCO working bodies. According to the lecturer, the WCO is the main international institution where international standards are developed in the field of customs regulation.
Practical examples were given during the discussions. Along with this, the issues of interaction between the EEC and the WCO in the field of international customs cooperation were examined.
Special attention was paid to the project of Mozer Sergei, carried out in the Department of Customs Legislation, to systematize and analyze previously developed WCO instruments and tools of customs regulation. In his opinion, this project is of interest to the customs block of the Eurasian Economic Commission and experts from the World Customs Organization. The development in question will allow in one coordinate system to link all the institutions of customs law, customs operations and procedures with the WCO legal instruments. In turn, this will make it possible to modernize the Eurasian Economic Union law, taking into account the WCO recommendations and standards.
The results of a scientific study on the comprehensive analysis of the WCO instruments and tools and its technical implementation in the form of a separate information resource will allow us to analyze quickly the provisions of the Customs Code of the Eurasian Economic Union and the International Convention on the Simplification and Harmonization of Customs Procedures in the context of previously created WCO instruments and applicable international standards in the field of customs.
The lecture aroused interest among students. According to the agreement with the Customs faculty and the customs block of the Commission, interaction in the educational field will be continued.