MOSCOW, January 8 (Itar-Tass) — Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev approved the strategy for the development of the Russian Customs Service until 2020, the press service of the Russian government reported on Tuesday.
The strategy was drafted “to improve the activities of the customs services with due account of Russia’s transition to the innovative principle of economic development, the integration of the country in the world economy, the changes in the scale, nature and types of foreign economic activities.”
The strategy should “outline the most efficient ways to resolve the tasks in the customs services under international standards and Russian legislation.”
The document “sets the guidelines for the development of the customs services, the main tasks, types and the content of the activities in the customs services for the period before 2012, outlines a common system of priorities for the customs services and sets the target indicators for the monitoring of the accomplishment of the tasks.”
The strategy “lays down the foundations for solutions in the customs policy, the development of the Russian state programs and the development of a common idea for the modern role of the customs services and the prospects for their development.”