Natalia Demidova, General Director of the National Shoe Union, at a round table that took place on June 28 at the Radisson Royal Hotel (formerly "Ukraine") and was dedicated to shoe retail, spoke about the specifics of the work on technical regulations, which is now being conducted by the NOBS, 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.
Natalia Rudkovskaya, General Director of VSN-TRANSIT, continued the topic of the Customs Union. According to her, the reorganization of customs is a process that is already irreversible and not devoid of organizational costs. So, a big disaster, even a collapse, turned out to be the introduction of the new Customs Regulations and the reorganization of the Moscow customs in the Moscow region (new posts started working only by the end of January, and the old ones changed the codes, but they did not have time to enter them into the general electronic system). Natalia also advised footwear importers to contact the Central Technical University, and not the FCS, on controversial issues.