Natalya Demidova, Director General of the National Shoe Union, at a round table that took place on June 28 at the Radisson Royal Hotel (formerly Ukraine) and dedicated to shoe retail, spoke about the features of work on technical regulations that are being conducted by the NLB, as well as about changes in customs legislation related to the entry into force of the Customs Union.
Recall that the new technical regulation will come into force on January 1 of 2012 of the year, and the Customs Union of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan will come into full force on July 1 of 2011 of the year. Fortunately, for shoe makers, the technical regulations for light industry will be agreed not on the Belarusian, but on the Kazakh version, which is much more profitable for our companies.
The topic of the Customs Union was continued by Natalia Rudkovskaya, Director General of VSN-TRANSIT. According to her, the reorganization of customs is a process that is already irreversible and not without organizational costs. Thus, the introduction of a new Customs Regulation and the reorganization of Moscow Customs in the Moscow Region turned out to be a big disaster, even a collapse (new posts only started working by the end of January, and the old ones changed codes, but did not manage to add them to the general electronic system). Natalia also advised importers of shoes on controversial issues to contact the TSU, and not the FCS.