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March 3, 2016

Russian and Japanese customs discuss accelerating clearance of goods

Questions of customs accelerating the clearance of goods are to be discussed by the proper services of Russia and Japan in early March, stated the Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, Denis Manturov in the framework of the "Industry and Trade Dialogues Between Russia and Japan" business mission.

The decision to optimize the customs procedure at Saint-Petersburg and Vladivostok ports has already been made on a governmental level, he noted.

According to the Minister of Industry and Trade, the government already made a decision on optimizing customs procedures at both Saint-Petersburg and Vladivostok ports. "We will focus on developing these two sea ports with the optimisation of customs procedures in mind," said Manturov.

"In early March, Russia will host a meeting of our Federal customs service and the Japanese customs service on a so-called "green corridor". We are speaking of a system of exchanging information between our countries customs services and the customs services processing goods took place faster than it does today," stated the Minister.

Currently, Tokyo is implementing a business mission, that is devoted to perspective bilateral cooperation between Russia and Japan in the area of industry and trade. The Russian delegation to the country included representatives of ministries and departments, Railways, Eximabank, ROSTEC, NOVATEK, Russian Helicopters and other companies.

Earlier on Monday, during the business mission of the head of the Japan-Russia Cooperation Committee, Keidanren Japan Business Association, Corporation Chairman Marubeni Teruo Asada among the problems hindering Japanese investments in Russia called the complexity of customs procedures.

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