21 Mar 2024 11:21

Federal Customs Service has ambitious 2024 target for contribution to budget of over 7 trln rubles - Siluanov

MOSCOW. March 21 (Interfax) - The Federal Customs Service of Russia has an ambitious target for transfers to the budget in 2024 of over 7 trillion rubles, Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said, speaking at an FCS board meeting.

"The forecast target, which is set in the 2024 budget, is quite ambitious; more than 7 trillion rubles, which is higher than last year. We believe that measures to strengthen customs administration and the proposals we set as tasks this year to better mobilize our capabilities to bring the treasury revenues will get us to the planned target," he said.

"This can be done partly by strengthening the work of mobile groups to aid in the suppression of gray schemes for importing high-margin goods into Russia, such as cars, equipment and electronics. We have seen that goods such as these have been entering Russia recently using gray importation schemes," the minister said.

In addition, we need to increase the number of friendly countries with which we can establish simplified customs corridors and information exchanges, Siluanov said.

As reported, the Federal Customs Service transferred 6.623 trillion rubles to the federal budget in 2023 (against a target of 6.46 trillion rubles), which is 6.4% (400.7 billion rubles) more than in 2022.