Customs Regulations


Customs Regulations

Why Deloitte?

  • Our team brings together practitioners with a long record of excellence and strong expertise in advising global and Russian clients across industries on indirect tax and customs regulation.
  • Deloitte CIS is a member of the Association of European Businesses, the Franco-Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and the American Chamber of Commerce in Russia; we actively participate in discussions on the most important and pressing regulatory issues.
  • The International Tax Review (ITR) Indirect Tax Leaders guide recognises Deloitte CIS professionals among the leading indirect tax advisers.
  • Deloitte CIS was named the European Tax Firm of the Year 2020 by the ITR's European Tax Awards, in particular owing to the projects involving the Indirect Tax & Customs team.

Our services

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  • In terms of customs regulation matters, we will:

    • advise on market-entry customs implications, import and export structuring to optimise processes and customs payments
    • consult on customs value issues, such as analysis of value structure, valuation methods, correlation of transfer pricing and customs valuation rules, and inclusion of royalties into customs value
    • perform classification analysis; facilitate obtaining of preliminary classification decisions and decisions for classification on components imported unassembled/disassembled under a single customs code
    • analyse applicable trade bans and restrictions, including non-tariff and technical regulation, sanitary/phytosanitary/veterinary requirements, and export controls
    • advise on optimisation of customs payments through the use of various customs procedures and benefits, including free customs zones, temporary import, import as capital contribution, etc.
  • In terms of customs compliance assessment, we will:

    • review business operations for compliance with the customs legislation and market best practices; identify customs risks and provide risk mitigation recommendations
    • help you select customs brokers and/or review their activities
    • perform customs due diligence.
  • In terms of analysing in-house customs processes, we will:

    • assess efficiency of the company’s customs function
    • develop KPIs for the company’s customs function
    • map the ‘as-is’ processes and recommend changes needed to implement labelling and traceability requirements
  • In terms of the authorised economic operator (AEO) status, we will:

    • analyse feasibility of obtaining the status and its potential impact on business processes
    • assess your company against the AEO criteria
    • facilitate applying for the AEO status and assist with the related paperwork
    • assist with drafting and signing an agreement for simplified procedures with the customs authorities
    • provide a data mart to fulfill the remote access requirement.
  • In terms of customs dispute resolution, we will:

    • support you during customs audits
    • assist with claiming back overpayments
    • represent your company in customs litigations.

Key contacts

Tamara Arkhangelskaya

Tamara Arkhangelskaya


Tamara is a Tax Partner leading Deloitte Russia Indirect Tax team of 20 experts. Tamara has over 15 years of experience in advising a broad range of Russian and multinational businesses on complexitie... More