28 and 29 November 2012 the International Institute of Management for Business Associations of the Russian Federation Chamber of Commerce and Industry held a webinar "International freight. Customs transit procedures in the Customs Union".
The webinar was conducted by Peter Travinsky, teacher of the Russian Academy of National Economy and Public Administration under the President of the Russian Federation, a member of the working group of the Federal Customs Service of Russia, a member of the Association of Trading Companies and Manufacturers of Consumer Electronic and Computer Equipment RATEK.
Webinar program was designed for specialists of foreign trade, logistics and customs clearance, lawyers, freight forwarders, customs brokers, government officials, employees of insurance companies.
Webinar covered such topics as the legal regulation of international transport of goods (Convention under Agreement for International Carriage of Goods - (CMR Convention), Customs Convention on the International Transport of Goods under Agreement on TIR Carnets, agreements on international rail freight (SMGS), an international convention for the Unification of Certain Rules relating to Bills of Lading (the Hague Rules), the Convention for the Unification of Certain Rules Relating to International Carriage by Air (Warsaw Convention).
Peter Travinsky also covered such topics as the contract of carriage and the contract of freight forwarding, addressed issues related to the transport market and its main participants, the structure and basic terms of the agreement, the new order of taxation of international transport, cost of transportation, tariffs, fines, settlements and payment procedures.
Peter Travinsky gave students specific tips on optimizing performance with many of the customs formalities to facilitate the process.
Students got new and useful information on the container transport system, unimodal and multimodal transport, customs transit procedure, new technologies in the organization of international transport: preliminary formalization, a remote release, especially the design of transport and shipping documents required for customs clearance and customs control in the Customs Union, the types and conditions of insurance for transport risks.