About center

Center for Customs Tariff and Non-tariff Regulation Research is a research organization aiming to develop the foreign trade regulation in customs tariff and non-tariff spheres in the Russian Federation and the other Customs Union countries based on modern and efficient free trade principles.

The Center’s main objectives:

•    Increase of efficiency of customs tariff and non-tariff regulation in the Customs Union of Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus
•    Advocacy of business and customers interests during decision making process at the Customs Union administration and national governments
•    Provision with information to professional and large audience on practical issues of decision making in the Customs Union and national governments in customs tariff and non tariff regulation
•    Elaboration of recommendation to increase efficiency of decision making in customs tariff and non-tariff regulation in the Customs Union and national governments
•    Research and dissemination of leading world experience in foreign trade regulation in the Customs Union countries

Major areas of Center’s work are the following:
•    Monitoring and analysis of customs tariff and non tariff regulation in different economical sectors
•    Research and analysis of effectiveness of use of customs tariff and non tariff regulation measures on economy in sectoral and multisectoral approaches
•    Preparation of analytical reports for the Government on impact of customs tariffs and non tariff regulation on economical sectors
•    Consultancy on legal and practical aspects of work with the Commission of the Customs Union and the Subcommission on customs tariff and non-tariff policy, safeguard measures in foreign trade
•    Consultancy on the strategy of work with the Government in customs tariff and non tariff regulation for companies, trade associations, customers unions and other interested parties
•    Assistance in negotiations with the Government on dumping, countervailing and safeguard investigations.                                                                                               

The Center has extensive and successful experience of work with the Subcommission on customs tariff and non-tariff policy, safeguard measures in foreign trade of the RF Government in the following areas:
•    Decrease of customs duty
•    Increase of customs duty
•    Cancellation of customs duty
•    Separation and sharing of customs codes
•    Introduction of a specific part of customs duty in addition to an ad valorem part
•    Initiation and successful conduct of safeguard measures investigation  

The Center’s professionals have strong knowledge of legal procedures, comprehension of ministerial decision making process and methodology. The Center’s expertise is based on unique long-term experience of work with Russian ministries and federal services including the Ministry of Economic Development, the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Industry and Trade, the Ministry of Agriculture, the Federal Antimonopoly Service, the Federal Customs Service, the RF Government Office and the Customs Union Commission.

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