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Customs Clearance

Customs clearance can be very simple, quick and cheap, if it is carried out by experienced professionals who know what to do and how to do that in the best way.

Wimex-group company is a customs agent operating all over Russia who provides customs clearance for import and export goods. The whole procedure is defined by the law and consists of a series of actions:

  • drawing up the documentation package (comprising details of export or import, specifications of the goods and so on);
  • interaction with the customs clearance personnel;
  • tax and customs duty payment.

Customs Clearance. General

All kinds of goods (including excisable goods) carried across the Customs Union borders should be cleared at the customs service. This is necessary for controlling goods and transport flow across the borders. Wimex-group renders customs clearance services for all groups of goods:

  • consumer goods;
  • excisable goods (alcohol, perfume containing alcohol, tobacco);
  • non-excisable goods effecting the turnover of excisable goods (components, etc.);
  • other non-excisable goods.

Wimex-group offers a choice of two types of cooperation, and that is certainly a benefit. According to the first type a company-customer acts as an exporter/importer. In this case its responsibility is to collect a documentation package (the list of them is given below) necessary for the company to be registered as a participant of foreign economic activity at the customs service. And then the documents for the cargo clearance are obtained.

The second model of cooperation implies the outsourcing of foreign economic activity. In this case Wimex-group draws up a contract between the seller and the buyer. This simplifies the whole matter for the client. The client and Wimex-group sign an agent contract (import) or sale contract (export). See the guide-line below.

Wimex-group also renders a DDP export service.


Customs Clearance Costs in the Russia Federation

Our enterprise will be glad to help you with both importing and exporting goods to or from Russia. Wimex-group may also assume a function of an intellectual property importer. The most interesting thing is that by using Wimex-group services customers save time (declaration of goods, tax and duty payments, etc.) and money, as the costs of clearing goods are reduced (compared to the situation when the customer carries out all operations himself). It is so even with the service fee charged by Wimex-group.

Customs clearance depends on the type of transport used for the delivery of cargo. It may take place in a number of cities (St.-Petersburg, Moscow, Vladivostok, Vyborg, Smolensk, Bryansk, Sebezh). For the exact amount of the service fee contact our specialists, using contact details on the site.

Many people consider customs clearance a costly and complicated procedure. But with Wimex-group services, you have the chance to spare both money and time, because all the amount of work will be done by competent specialists.

Customs Clearance with Wimex-group

Procedure for import:

  • 1. To make an agent contract with Wimex-group.
  • 2. To find a supplier.
  • 3. To make a description of the goods (the goods nomenclature) applied to the agent contract.
  • 4 . To draw up goods receipt documents.

Procedure for export:

  • 1. To sign the sale contract with Wimex-group.
  • 2. To sell the goods to Wimex-group.
  • 3. To supply the goods certificates, description, and origin data.
  • 4. To choose a final buyer.

Drawing up Customs Clearance Documents for the Client As a Legal Person

In this case it is necessary to do two things.

  • 1. First the company is registered as a participant of the foreign economic activity.
    • The necessary documents are:
    • Corporation Charter
    • Establishment Decision
    • Excerpt from the unified state register of legal entities
    • OGRN (ОГРН) Certificate
    • INN (ИНН) Certificate
    • GOSKOMSTAT Reference (for a period not exceeding six months)
    • Bank Reference (for a period not exceeding one month)
    • Lease agreement with the address of the registered office and a copy of the title deed
    • Decision or order for the appointment of Director-General
    • Director-General's passport copy
    • Order for the appointment of the Chief Accountant
    • The Contract
    • The deal passport
    • F.1 and F.2 (balance sheet and profit and loss statement for the last reporting period)
  • 2. All the required Customs Clearance documents are collected.

Choosing Customs Service Procedure

Wimex-group renders a number of customs services: export, import, inner customs transit, temporary import, temporary export, re-export, and re-import.

A rather exclusive service is DDP export.


Customs Clearance of Intellectual Property

When importing an object of intellectual property Wimex-group can act as the importer.
Objects of intellectual property should be included into the Customs Union Lists, which are valid for 2 years.

For the customs clearance of intellectual property it is necessary to submit to the Russian Customs Agency a Permission letter obtained from the trademark owner for bringing in a certain goods lot by Wimex-group. The letter should contain the invoice number and date.


Customs Clearance in Moscow and Other Regions

Containered goods transported by sea are cleared in the ports of Novorossiysk, Vostochny, Vladivostok, St.-Petersburg.

When the goods are carried by road they are cleared at the customs in Moscow region, Leningrad region, or Smolensk region.

The goods moved by air are cleared in Domodedovo or Sheremetyevo airports.

The goods shipped by rail are cleared at Moskva-Tovarnaya station.

Customs Clearance may be carried out at Special Customs Stations: at the Central Excise Customs (in Moscow, for excisable goods).

Inner customs transit goods are cleared in St.-Petersburg, Leningrad region, Vostochny, Vladivostok, Novorossiysk, Domodedovo, Sheremetyevo.