Optimization of customs clearance in Murmansk Fish Port

June 25, 2007 12:19

Leaders of Murmansk Customs, Murmansk Department of Russia's Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance Rosselkhoznadzor, Murmansk Veterinary and Fauna Protection Committee have signed an agreement on interdepartmental cooperation in the process of customs and veterinary clearance in Murmansk Fish Port. The agreement has come up as a result of consultations between the sides and representatives of large companies. In the course of the meetings the sides have come to a comprise on the issue of optimization of the current scheme of customs and veterinary control of seafood landings.

According to the agreement, subject to fishermen's compliance with lawful requirements to cargo and paper checks, the controlling bodies assume obligations to speed up the corresponding checks. Towards that end, the checks will be carried out simultaneously by representatives of the corresponding control bodies. Right after the document check the officials will approve seafood landing with product samples to be taken for further examination and issue of necessary veterinary approvals.

Such coordinated activities will enable fishermen reduce the term of their stay at port aimed at landing the fish cargoes and their customs clearance. Besides, the new agreement is in line with one of the priority targets set by the governor willing to attract more of the local fishing vessels to land fish at Murmansk Fish Port.

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