When do we need a classification decision
It is not a secret for the participants of foreign economic activity that the rate of customs duties and taxes paid by the declarant depends on the choice of commodity code under the unified Customs Union Commodity Classification of Foreign Economic Activity.
Therefore, if the declarant has a reasonable doubt as to which code of the unified Customs Union Commodity Classification of Foreign Economic Activity is applicable in respect of a particular commodity and, moreover, when the change in the payment of customs duties and taxes aimed toward reduction depends on such a decision, the question of the need to obtain a preliminary decision on the classification is relevant. Of course, it is necessary to receive such a decision. This decision will be binding on all customs authorities of the Russian Federation in accordance with paragraph 6 of Article 52 of the CC CU.
Usually, requests for classification decision are considered by the customs authorities within 90 days upon filing. However, it turns out very often that a package of documents is incomplete, does not comply with the legislation requirements or there is not enough information. In such cases, the period of the application consideration may be extended for an indefinite period, or the customs authority may refuse to issue a preliminary classification decision.
We operate via electronic declaration centers
We offer our help in getting the classification decision in order to avoid such situations.
As part of the proposed service, we will carry out detailed analysis of existing classification rules, explanations and notes to the unified Customs Union Commodity Classification of Foreign Economic Activity, operating letters and clarifications provided by the SCC and the FCS of Russia on the classification of certain commodities, databases of classification decisions and examples of commodities’ declaration, as well as other sources.
Then, we will draw up an application to the Federal Customs Service attaching the necessary documents referring to the applicable rules and regulations.
Afterwards, we will arrange the shipment to the FCS of the application and the documentation set, which often can be rather big, and, subsequently, we will control the movement of the application by the relevant departments and divisions of the FCS up to adopting the final decision.
The cost of such services is negotiated with each customer individually, depending on the complexity of the issue.