Russian cross-border e-commerce growing exponentially

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Russian cross-border e-commerce exploded in 2015 Whilst it is getting increasingly difficult for Russian business and logistics service providers to access European markets, evidence of the so-called ‘eastern-pivot’ are more pronounced. It is not just the mega amounts of cash the Chinese are pumping into Russia infrastructure projects like high speed rail links, oil and […]

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TIR to resume on Russian borders

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Positive developments concerning the TIR situation in Russia The Federal Customs Service of Russia (FCS) published information announcing what it called the “resolution of the situation with TIR Carnets”.   This “situation” was the long standing dispute between the Russian representative of the TIR organisation, the Association of International Road Carriers (ASMAP) and a claim […]

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“TIR torn up” Federal Customs Service of Russia hold court

Federal Customs Service of Russia, Director, Andrei Belyaninov headed the recent FCS press conference addressing the TIR conflict.   The FCS dropped its bombshell on the international transport and business community last month with the promise of a complete new regime providing security for the payment of taxes and duties. This involved the effective abolition of […]

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Russia’s TIR dispute rumbles on…

The argument rumbles on…. The two principal antagonists in the ongoing TIR abolition dispute, Russia’s Federal Customs Service and the TIR Russian representatives, ASMAP both staged press conferences to put forward their respective cases. Watch the IRU Press Conference from Moscow  in Russian https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPewq9QKuKw OR with English translation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRsgnRU7qwI

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Russian customs duties guarantee dispute TIR v Rostek “Follow the Money #2”

FOLLOW THE MONEY #2 The Russian duties guarantee dispute Russia ‘hands’ (exPats with great Russian experience) use a term in both affection and frustration when describing something unique to the Russia they live in. “T I R” or ‘This is Russia’. TIR has been in the headlines most recently and Russian authorities certainly earned the […]

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Russia drops the TIR Convention – follow the money

KEEP CALM & FOLLOW THE MONEY As reported earlier, the Russian Federal Customs Service (FCS) has announced that, effective from August 14th, normal TIR procedures are to be supplemented by a new procedure whereby “FCS approved” insurance,must be purchased at the Russian border. What is TIR? Transports Internationaux Routiers or International Road Transport is the international […]

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ASMAP Association of International Road Carriers – response to FCS decision to leave TIR Convention

Association of International Road Carriers Measures taken in response to the Federal Customs Service decision to effectively leave the TIR Convention. AIH is deeply concerned with the adoption of the Federal Customs Service of the decision to change the conditions of the TIR procedure in the Russian Federation from August 14th, 2013. Since this decision […]

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Deep Throat €150 million a month and Russia’s abolition of the TIR Carnet

Deep Throat, €150 million & Russia’s abolition of the TIR convention As reported earlier, the Russian Federal Customs Service (FCS) has announced that, effective from August 14th, normal TIR procedures are to be supplemented by a new procedure whereby “FCS approved” insurance,must be purchased at the Russian border. What is TIR? Transports Internationaux Routiers or International […]

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