About changes of import conditions into Russian Federation
Please be advised that since 5/2/2012 there will be changes in international transportation standards on the
Amendments to Russian Federation Code on Administrative Offenses from 5/2/2012 stipulate the following fines for regulatory system violation: drivers will be assessed 4000-5000RUB (up to 130 EUR), officials – 40000-50000 RUB (up to 1300 EUR), transportation companies – 400000-500000 RUB (up to 13000EUR).
In addition, amendments to Federal Law on State Control of International Runs Execution and Responsibility for Execution Violation stipulate vehicle detention until detention reason is eliminated, i.e. provision of the permit “to/from third country”, if the transport company has this permit. Otherwise truck with goods will be returned to adjoining territory.
According to “Appendix №4 to Negotiations Report from 4/2-3/2012” (negotiations between Russian Ministry of Transport and Belarusian Ministry of Transport and Communications, the main issue under discussion was the traffic control agreement implementation on Allied state outer boundary aimed to exclude crossing the Belarusian part of the border by trucks carrying cargoes to/from Russia without a certain permit. Foreign carriers are eligible to perform two-way carriages to
Regulatory system control on border between Custom Union and
Unfortunately we have to state, that in case of goods transport with “to/from third countries” permit, freight rates for such carriages may significantly increase in the nearest time. This will be stipulated by Russian carriers’ will (without any permits) and Polish carriers’ will (that will have sufficient quantity of required permits) to benefit from the situation of heightened demand in limited offer conditions.
At the same time we assure you TELS specialists make their best to decrease negative influence of described changes on execution of our obligations.