IMPORT DUTY ESTIMATE: in order to
estimate import duty amount, the Moscow office needs to receive
a copy of the shipment inventory and know the exact shipment weight.
PAYMENT METHOD: the destination
agent can prepay the import duty on the customer�s behalf in most
cases. The booking agent needs to confirm the party responsible
for the import duty prior to final delivery.
(IV) ARTWORK REGISTRATION
Certain items are classed as "items of cultural
value" by Russian customs and are necessary to register for
import. These items include:
Musical instruments (except for electrical ones);
Samovars (except for electrical ones);
Collectibles (stamps, postcards, coins etc.);
Any items over 50 years old.
In order to register the customer�s artwork, the
destination agent requires two color photographs of each item and
a list specifying the following information:
Item name and description;
Date and place of manufacture;
Date and place of purchase;
Dimensions (paintings and carpets only).
The above documentation needs to be sent to the
destination agent before the shipment arrives in Russia. If
the customer has such items, they should consult with the destination
agent to ensure documentation is completed correctly.
(V) MOTOR VEHICLES
Diplomats may import a vehicle duty free.
Non-diplomats must pay import duties when importing a vehicle.
For specific requirements regarding importation of vehicles, please
contact the destination agent office.
TD-10 CUSTOMS FORM
TD-10 form needs to be completed by all non-diplomatic
A separate TD-10 customs form has to be filled
out prior to the customer�s arrival in Russia.
When passing Russian customs at the airport, the
customer has to proceed to RED CHANNEL. The customer needs to ask
the Russian Customs officer to sign and stamp the TD-10 form.
Customer must have a copy of the shipment inventory
handy when he or she passes the Russian customs checkpoint at the
airport of entry. Russian customs can ask to see the shipment inventory
before approving the customs TD-10 form.