Customs, "Driving. Russia"
"Lost" pays twice
First Deputy At a press conference, Moscow Customs Head Alexei Pavlov drew attention to the need to comply with the rules for moving across the border objects subject to declaration - cultural property, imported expensive jewelry, office equipment, etc.
Alexey Pavlov, first deputy. Head of Moscow Customs Alexei Pavlov, First Deputy. Head of Moscow Customs
If the owners of such things at customs posts went along the "green corridor", and you should go along the "red", then in addition to paying a fee on the "lost" a fine is imposed. Both make up 80% of the value of undeclared items. You can imagine what it would cost to have a golden Rolex decorated with stones. And they carry …
Long traffic jam in Crimea
The ZR. RU correspondent reminded the speakers that in the summer unprecedented queues formed on the roads leading abroad. The motorist Mikhail Gradetsky told the editorial office that he waited 12 hours (with a child in the cabin, in the sun) at the crossing in the Belgorod Region. From other sources it is known that people in similar circumstances could not stand their health. Is there any hope that in the next holiday season the “passability” of borders will increase?
“I would like to say yes, but I have no right,” the deputy answered. Head of the Department of the Customs Administration of the Federal Customs Service, Ekaterina Bocharova. - The trouble is that the capacity of most passages is already insufficient - the existing corridors with barriers are not enough, especially in situations of unpredictable traffic growth.
Deputy Ekaterina Bocharova, Head of the Department of the Customs Administration of the Federal Customs Service of the Russian Federation. Deputy Ekaterina Bocharova, Head of the Department of the Customs Administration of the Federal Customs Service of the Russian Federation.
For example, events in the "resort" states of the Mediterranean provoked an auto flow of vacationers to the Crimea this summer. More intensively than it was expected, freight traffic increased. Moreover, traffic jams are detained by customs officers for illegal goods - the procedure requires formalities … Traffic jams are not forever, Yekaterina Alexandrovna said: plans for the reconstruction of border infrastructure have been drawn up. “However, I do not presume to reassure that over the next year, motoring travelers everywhere will become easier.”
Is making a hook cheaper?
Complemented by a colleague early. FCS Public Relations Department Alexander Smelyakov:
- Often, car owners believe that it is better to stand in line than to drive 20-30 kilometers to a neighboring border post. The services of the South and North-West Departments are trying to distribute the flows and thereby ease the fate of wanderers: they transmit information about control points with "fast" access to local radio stations operating in the FM band. I will advise travelers: approaching border crossings, tune the radios to the local wave. And choose: for many it will be cheaper to spend a little more fuel on a hook several tens of kilometers, but save time on the way.
Alexander Smelyakov, FCS
Head of the Department of Public Relations of the FCS Alexander Smelyakov Head of the Department of Public Relations of the FCS Alexander Smelyakov
Hassle is a smuggler’s weapon
“We, too, are not interested in crowds and hassle,” continued Alexander Smelyakov. - And smugglers strive to use them.
For example, from the Kaliningrad region, many locals export gasoline, cigarettes to Poland, where they cost about a third more than ours. “Shuttles” from St. Petersburg and its environs bring tobacco products to Finland - here this product is even more expensive. Blocks of cigarettes are hidden in body cavities, in cylinders of reserves.