In the framework of further progressive development of information customs technologies and digital customs the State Customs Committee of the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic has developed and approved the Program of activities on implementing system “Electronic Customs” for the period of 2019-2020.
The President of the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic has set the goal to form such customs system which on the basis of automation and digitalization of customs operations will allow reducing administrative burden of business and minimizing risks of corruption and facilitating international trade.
This President’s assignment is coherent with the Strategy of Development of the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic for the period of 2019-2026, in accordance with which the technology of automated decision making on release of goods when submitting electronic customs declaration and other documents in electronic form. This means that customs administration process will be contactless, and declarants won’t have to spend their time for visiting customs bodies.
“Electronic Customs” is a fundamentally innovative institute that ensures processes of goods declaring and processing of the required information in electronic form.
It should be noted that the basis for automation of customs administration process has been already laid in the State Customs Committee. The legal framework has been established based on the provisions of the amended Customs Code of the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic. Software for electronic export has been developed, more productive servers have been purchased, hardware has been renewed, most of the customs check points have been connected to the fibre-optical communication lines.
The system “Electronic Customs” will be implemented stage-by-stage. Since January 1, 2019 full e-declaring is carried out in respect of goods exported by Pridnestrovian enterprises for EU and CIS markets. During the current year it is planned to make all preliminary operations electronic-based, therefore delivery of goods to customs won’t be necessary. Plans also aim at development and running software ensuring electronic declaration when using any customs procedure, formation of data center until 2023.
Meanwhile the effect from implementation of e-declaration system is evident for domestic participants in foreign trade. Firstly, the system allows to minimize time for checking goods declaration. Secondly, temporal and financial costs relating to demurrage of vehicles when exporting or placing goods for temporary storage when importing. Thirdly all phases of customs clearance become transparent, and can be monitored online.