MOSCOW, January 29, (ITAR-TASS). Association of International Road Carriers of Ukraine (AIRCU) has issued a report saying customs clearance of commodities on the Russian side of the Ukrainian-Russian border has been stepped up again.
The commodity clearance procedures may last up to fifteen days, AIRCU said quoting unofficial information. It claimed that the Russian customs service had introduced a full inspection of imported commodities, which meant that a truck would be parked on the territory of a provisional customs warehouse and the road bills and other documents would be sent to the central territorial department of the Federal Customs Service.
Russia’s Federal Customs Service has not confirmed the information so far.
Ukrainian imports were subjected to enhanced customs controls last August, as a result of which hundreds of trucks had to queue up on the approaches to the border.