From 01.10.2016, Article 22 "Peculiarities of control over the passage of persons, vehicles, goods, goods and animals at the checkpoints of the Free Port of Vladivostok" of Federal Law N2212-03 of July 13, 2015 came into force. "About the free port of Vladivostok".
This article obliges to provide preliminary information about goods arriving by sea at least 2 hours before arrival on the territory of the Customs Union. This information can be provided to the customs authority of arrival by any interested person who has the right to dispose of the cargo/goods.
Taking into account the peculiarities of transportation by sea, the Cargo Owner has the above information about the goods (shipper/consignee/his authorized representative/declarant/freight forwarderetc.).
Information about the goods is provided to the customs authority in electronic form. The result of providing information about goods is to receive from the FCS a unique identification number of preliminary information about goods (WIN PIT).
In accordance with paragraph 12 of Article 22 of the Law "On the Free Port of Vladivostok", a batch of goods in respect of whichpreliminary informationnot represented, belongs to the risk area. Authorized federal executive authorities take measures to minimize such risk in accordance with the legislation of the Russian Federation, specifically inspection of goods and IDC.
Thus, the absence of a WIN PIT upon arrival of the vessel may be a risk for the consignee, as well as cause a delay in customs clearance of the cargo and will entail additional costs.