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Customs Reform: Tool for Russia's Integration Into the World Market

Customs Reform:
Tool for Russia's Integration Into the World Market
November 8, 2007

VENUE:  Le Royal Meridien National Hotel
   Mokhovaya Str. 15/1
   Moscow, Russia

ORGANIZERS: Federal Customs Service of Russian Federation Federal State Enterprise ROSTEK 

FACILITATING BUSINESS AND INVESTMENT GROWTH 

Russian Customs plays crucially important role in the dynamics of Russia's emerging market. This conference is designed to provide a unique opportunity for delegates to better understand the prospects and challenges of doing business in Russia, and engage in interactive discussion with most senior officials of the Russian Federal Customs and the Regional Customs Authority. The forum will address some of the major issues affecting international trade in this high-level and open-style forum. The event will also provide an opportunity for networking with over 150 participants.

THE CONFERENCE PROGRAM
 
8.30-9.00 Registration and Coffee

9:10-10:10 Welcome and keynote speeches

10:10-10:40 Andrey Belyaninov, Head of RF Federal Customs Service:
**Russian Customs to facilitate the Market: international perspective. Customs reform in the frame of international rules and standards. On the way to WTO. Customs formalities made European. Customs and Business - policy of partnership: new opportunities opened**

10:40 - 10:50 Brief summary:
**Alexander POVSTYANY, General Director Federal State Enterprise ROSTEK. RF Federal Customs Service**

10:50-11:10 Coffee break
 **An opportunity to have a "Personal Coffee Break" with Andrey Belyaninov, the Head of RF Federal Customs Service. An exclusive meeting for up to 12 guests with a senior keynote speaker. Attendance at "Personal Coffee Break" is by invitation only.
 
11:10-13:00 EXECUTIVE DISCUSSION on CUSTOMS PRACTICES:
**Crossing customs border: Business Risks and Business Solutions.  Customs factor in your business planning**
    
Moderator: Alexander POVSTYANY, General Director Federal State Enterprise ROSTEK RF Federal Customs Service.

11.10-11.30. Sergey Alekseev Acting Director of General Department of Customs Control of FCS Federal Customs Service.
**International standards in action: customs simplified procedures in practice. Next steps pending. Authorized Economic Operator or Authorized Consignee? Green corridors for Law obedient importers. Customs regulatory and IT solutions to streamline the legal business: new opportunities available.** 

11.30-11.50. Olga Komarova. Deputy Director of Department of Federal Customs Income of RF Federal Customs Service. 
**Customs payments. Basic goals of customs fiscal policy. Enhancing Customs-Market Dialogue on collecting practices.**

11.50-12.10 Konstantin Antipov. Counselor. State Enterprise Rostek of RF Federal Customs Service.  
**State mediator ROSTEK - your key customs partner in the Russian market place.  Customer tailored customs solution to enhance your business efficiency: WTO style.
Building the "white market" together through risks management and cost management: a new impetus for progress.**

12.10-12.30 Sergey Konovalenko. Director of International Department of RF Federal Customs Service.
**Russian Customs Service in international perspective. Liaison priority:  to work together to remove the trading barriers.**

12.30-12.50 Sergey Shurygin. The head of IPR Enforcement Section. RF Federal Customs Service.
**Russian Customs: an Efficient Tool for IPR Enforcement.**

Summary of Presentation:
Alexander POVSTYANY: General Director Federal State Enterprise ROSTEK RF Federal Customs Service.
**International principal of the State-Business Partnership in Russian Customs Practices.**

13:00-13:50                       LUNCH

13:50- 15:40 Round Table (brief surveys of local customs practices, Q&A session). **Unification of customs practices in the regions of Russian Federation: Opportunities for constructive Customs-Business Dialogue.** 

Moderator: Alexander POVSTYANY, General Director Federal State Enterprise ROSTEK RF Federal Customs Service.

Panel:

  • Oleg Kornev, Chief of Central Customs Administration (Central Administrative Area, Moscow),
  • Mikhail Prokofyev, Chief of North-West Customs Administration (North-West Administrative Area, Saint Petersburg),
  • Igor Vlasenko, Acting Chief of Far Eastern Customs Administration (Far Eastern Administrative Area, Vladivostok).

15:40-16:00 Coffee break

16:00-16:50 Round Table (continued)

Panel:

  • Alexander Kochnov, Chief of Sheremetyevo Customs
  • Andrey Bushin, Chief of Domodedovo Customs.

**Handling your luggage and your cargo. Q&A session.**

16:50-17:00 Summary of the Conference.

SIMULTANEOUS TRANSLATION IN RUSSIAN AND ENGLISH WILL BE PROVIDED.  

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PARTICIPATION FEE: RUR 12,000 (payable by bank transfer)

DEADLINE for Reservations: 5:00 p.m. on the 5th of November, 2007

TO MAKE A RESERVATION PLEASE CONTACT ROSTEK (Katya Razumnova)
Tel: 7-495-255 7430
Fax: 7-495-255 7487
Email: conference2007@rosteck.ru 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION or QUESTIONS:
Konstantin Antipov
Office: +7(495) 255 7451
mobile +7(495) 139 1074
e-mail:  antmgw@mail.ru

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