Sergei Mozer


In the period from June 27 to July 4, 2022, the Russian Customs Academy organized the work of the II International Scientific Summer School «Development of International Customs Cooperation», which is a virtual educational platform where officials and specialists of the Federal Customs Service, scientific and pedagogical workers of the Russian Customs Academy, as well as the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) present reports and share practical experience with university students on topical issues of international customs cooperation.

The summer school consists of scientific, educational and practice-oriented modules, which include lectures, reports, round tables, discussion panels, master classes, training seminars, project work and a project competition.

This year the summer school is attended by students of the Russian Customs Academy, as well as universities in Russia, Belarus and Azerbaijan.

On June 28, 2022, Sergei Mozer, Deputy Head of the Division of Advanced Customs Technologies of the Department of Customs Legislation of the EEC, gave a lecture on the topic «Actual issues of cooperation between the Eurasian Economic Union and the World Customs Organization in the framework of the implementation of the Strategic Directions for the Development of Eurasian Economic Integration until 2025» (further respectively — EEU, WCO, Strategic Directions).

The EEC representative spoke about the history of the development of cooperation between the EEC and the WCO, the legal framework for such cooperation, as well as the prospects for organizing joint work between the EEC and the customs authorities of the EEU Member States on the WCO platform in terms of implementing its agenda.

Sergei Mozer drew attention to the fact that the Strategic Directions provide for such activities as obtaining by the EEU the status of the WCO member and working out the possibility of joining the EEU to the WCO basic legal instruments and tools.

In this context, the lecturer focused on the practical aspects of the functioning of the Working Group established under the EEC for interaction with the WCO. Special attention was paid to the author’s research works — the monograph «The Legal Status of the European Union in the WCO», which is being prepared for publication, and the previously completed comprehensive study on the WCO legal instruments and tools.

The EEC representative thanked the Academy for the invitation, and wished the university students success and new knowledge in the field of international customs cooperation.