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  • International Organisations Membership
    Public Relations eGovernment Electronic Submission of Declarations International Cooperation World Customs Organisation International Organisations Membership International Customs Regulations Bilateral Agreements and Protocols International Projects Serbian Customs and European Integrations International Customs Day International Customs Conventions Customs Administration International Cooperation International Organisations Membership Informations Exchange rates list Laws and Regulations International Agreements Statistics Tenders and Procurements The Information Booklet on Customs Administration Work The Code of Conduct for the Customs Officers

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  • International Customs Regulations
    Public Relations eGovernment Electronic Submission of Declarations International Cooperation World Customs Organisation International Organisations Membership International Customs Regulations Bilateral Agreements and Protocols International Projects Serbian Customs and European Integrations International Customs Day International Customs Conventions Customs Administration International Cooperation International Customs Regulations Informations Exchange rates list Laws and Regulations International Agreements Statistics Tenders and Procurements The Information Booklet on Customs Administration Work The Code of Conduct for the Customs Officers

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  • Bilateral Agreements and Protocols
    on customs cooperation and mutual assistance Entered into force on 25th August 2004 9 Agreement on mutual administrative assistance for the prevention investigation and repression of customs offences between the Federal Government of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and the Government of the Republic of Turkey Entered into force on 1st May 2003 10 Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the Government of the Republic of Croatia on mutual assistance in customs matters Entered into force on 1st October 2006 11 Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Slovenia on mutual assistance in customs matters Entered into force on 1st July 2008 12 Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the Government of the Republic of Poland on cooperation and mutual assistance in customs matters Entered into force on 1st February 2010 13 Agreement on mutual administrative assistance between the Federal Government of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and the Government of the Italian Republic for the prevention investigation and repression of customs offences Entered into force on 1st November 2010 14 Agreement on mutual administrative assistance for the prevention revealing and repression of customs offences between the Government of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and the Government of the Republic of France Entered into force on 22nd November 1971 15 Agreement between the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and the Republic of Austria on administrative cooperation and mutual assistance in customs matters for the purpose of combating customs offences Entered into force on 1st August 1979 16 Agreement between the Federal Executive Council of the Assembly of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and the Government of the Republic of Greece on cooperation and mutual assistance in customs matters Entered into force on 1st February 1986 17 Agreement between the

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  • International Projects
    Public Relations eGovernment Electronic Submission of Declarations International Cooperation World Customs Organisation International Organisations Membership International Customs Regulations Bilateral Agreements and Protocols International Projects Serbian Customs and European Integrations International Customs Day International Customs Conventions Customs Administration International Cooperation International Projects Informations Exchange rates list Laws and Regulations International Agreements Statistics Tenders and Procurements The Information Booklet on Customs Administration Work The Code of Conduct for the Customs Officers and

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  • Serbian Customs and European Integrations
    legislation on cash controls cultural goods and duty relief on imports of new production equipment needs to be aligned with the acquis Legislation on customs related security initiatives and authorised economic operators remains to be implemented As regards administrative and operational capacity the customs administration continued to strengthen its administrative capacity for effective enforcement of customs legislation Integrity procedures for customs officials were applied by initiating 25 disciplinary procedures against 30 customs officers for serious violation of official duty and completing another 22 disciplinary procedures The number of companies making use of simplified customs or approved exporter procedures increased Work to establish a functioning interconnected IT system has started Intelligence messages are exchanged with other state bodies and international organisations In 2013 around 65 of right holders used customs web application to submit their requests for protection of intellectual property rights A new centralised system for the management of bank guarantees has been established and the core IT system is being reorganised from a decentralised to a centralised system enabling the implementation of the New Computerised Transit System NCTS upon accession to the Common Transit Convention as planned for 1 June 2015 The customs declaration processing system needs to be upgraded and the customs laboratory further equipped The administration improved communication with the public In June 2014 Serbia and Moldova signed an Agreement on Cooperation and Mutual Assistance In 2013 in technical dialogue between Serbia and Kosovo the parties agreed to automatically exchange electronic pre arrival data related to customs declarations for consignments intended to cross the administrative border boundary line The collection of customs duties started at the joint crossing points between Serbia and Kosovo in December 2013 As part of the dialogue on the implementation of the IBM protocol all six interim IBM BCPs with Serbia Kosovo are operational and technical agreements on the exact locations and on draft layouts of the permanent IBM crossing points were reached However the administrative border boundary line between Kosovo and Serbia remains vulnerable to illicit activities Conclusion There has been some progress in the area of the customs union However further efforts are needed to complete alignment in a number of key areas The customs administration is steadily strengthening its administrative capacity but further efforts are needed The customs declaration processing system remains to be upgraded Overall preparations in the area of the customs union are on track 4 30 Chapter 30 External relations The Law on Trade in Dual Use Goods adopted in November 2013 further aligned procedures and controls with the relevant acquis Two rulebooks were adopted later in February They ensured further coherence with regard to the acquis on trade in dual use goods Serbia would benefit from joining some of the international bodies in charge of overseeing the national export control systems the Multilateral Export Control Regimes As concerns bilateral agreements with third countries Serbia is negotiating a free trade agreement FTA with Ukraine Conclusion Limited progress has been made in the field of external relations Preparations for accession to the WTO are well advanced but move slowly in the final phase Overall preparations in the area of external relations are moderately advanced 4 31 Chapter 31 Foreign security and defence policy Regarding non proliferation in October 2013 Serbia adopted a new law on dual use goods partially fulfilling the preconditions for joining the Wassenaar Arrangement on export controls for conventional arms and dual use goods and technologies Its 2008 application to join the Wassenaar Arrangement now remains dependent on the adoption of a new law on trade of arms and military equipment The ratification of the Additional Protocol to the Nuclear Non Proliferation Treaty is still pending Serbia signed the UN Arms Trade Treaty in August 2013 Conclusion Legislation on the tracking mechanism for the implementation of EU restrictive measures has yet to be adopted Overall preparations in this field are on track 4 33 Chapter 33 Financial and budgetary provisions There were no developments in the areas of traditional own resources the value added tax based resource and the gross national income based resource For developments in the underlying policy areas see Chapters 16 Taxation 18 Statistics 29 Customs union and 32 Financial control As regards administrative infrastructure administrative capacity of the institutions in charge in the policy areas affecting the correcting application of the own resources rules needs to be further strengthened and developed The coordinating agency necessary to ensure correct calculation accounting forecasting collection payment and control of own resources still needs to be established Instruments to fight and reduce tax evasion and fraud and to reduce the informal economy need to be further developed and strengthened Conclusion No progress can be reported on financial and budgetary provisions The coordinating body required under the own resources scheme still needs to be established Overall preparations in this area are at a very early stage http ec europa eu enlargement pdf key documents 2014 20140108 serbia progress report en pdf FROM THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION S PROGRESS REPORT ON SERBIA Brussels 16 10 2013 SWD 2013 412 final COMMISSION STAFF WORKING DOCUMENT SERBIA 2013 PROGRESS REPORT Accompanying the document COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL Enlargement Strategy and Main Challenges 2013 2014 COM 2013 700 final 1 4 Normalisation of relations between Serbia and Kosovo page 5 On IBM joint interim crossing points have been opened on all six border gates and are up and running December s agreement on the protection of religious and cultural heritage sites is being mplemented Implementation of the agreement on liaison arrangements started in June The two sides have also agreed to start collecting customs duties and to set up a fund for the development of northern Kosovo Direct high level contacts and regular contacts at operational level continue to facilitate ooperation e g in the fight against organised crime 2 3 Regional issues and international obligations pages 11 13 A joint contact centre for police and customs cooperation was opened in December 4 7 Chapter 7 Intellectual property law page 25 The customs administration introduced a web application for electronic exchange of information with right holders Seizures of counterfeit goods decreased over the reporting period There is still no formal coordination mechanism between the institutions in charge of IPR protection Implementation of the national IPR strategy and action plan 2011 2015 has been delayed The participation of economic operators and consumers in the prevention of counterfeiting and piracy remains limited Conclusion Limited progress was made in the area of intellectual property law Enforcement was improved although formal coordination between stakeholders and effective implementation of the national IPR strategy remain to be ensured The changes to the law on copyright regarding fee collection and exemptions constitute a step backwards in alignment to the EU acquis Overall alignment in the area of intellectual property law is advanced 4 24 Chapter 24 Justice freedom and security pages 49 50 52 In the area of external borders and Schengen the Integrated Border Management IBM strategy was revised in November to enhance the capacity of the coordination body for its implementation Serbia has continued to improve the infrastructure and equipment at border crossing points by completing the installation of an immigration and case management system and increasing operational field equipment special cameras scanners fingerprint capturing devices and detection devices Operational coordination between border police customs and phytosanitary services needs to be improved The connectivity of the databases from and to the biometric devices needs to be enhanced in order to support the operations of the Border Police Analytical communication procedural training and technical capabilities need to be strengthened in order to effectively counter irregular migration Human resources risk analysis capacities need to be enhanced Overall Serbia continues to be moderately advanced on border management As regards cooperation in the field of drugs a new strategy for the period 2013 2020 has yet to be finalised The country is on the main Balkans drug trafficking routes and continued and sustained efforts are needed by all involved law enforcement relevant agencies including the customs administration to detect and seize narcotics at the borders Overall Serbia is moderately advanced regarding cooperation in the field of drugs Concerning customs cooperation See also Chapter 29 Customs union Serbia s customs administration engaged in joint cases with agencies from neighbouring countries and continues to take an active part in international activities concerning the fight against illegal trade in goods such as narcotics oil and cigarettes and cross border movement control However Serbia still needs to align its legal framework with EU legislation on the use of technology for customs purposes Overall Serbia is moderately advanced regarding the cooperation in the field of customs 4 29 Chapter 29 Customs union page 57 As regards customs legislation the Customs Law was amended in November and was further aligned with the acquis and with national legislation particularly with some provisions of the Budget System Law The Serbian government amended the decree on customs tariff nomenclature in November with the aim of aligning it with the 2013 EU Combined Nomenclature and with the liberalisation schedule under the Interim Agreement Further harmonisation is needed in the field of customs legislation The Law on the Customs Service remains to be adopted An adequate legislative framework on cultural goods is missing The provisions on cash control have yet to be aligned with the acquis The same goes for duty relief on imports of new production equipment Legislation on customs related security initiatives and authorised economic operators has yet to be implemented The Serbian parliament ratified the Pan Euro Med Convention on Rules of Origin As regards administrative and operational capacity the Customs Administration CAS has continued to improve its administrative capacity to effectively enforce the customs legislation It continued to apply integrity procedures for customs officials and to step up the fight against corruption Post clearance controls and risk analysis systems are implemented following the two respective strategies Simplification of customs procedures continued and the number of companies making use of such procedures increased Coordination between the CAS and the Ministry of Finance and Economy is strengthening The CAS is aiming to establish a functioning IT system based on interconnectivity between various departments Over 95 of customs declarations are submitted electronically and the concept of electronic signature has been introduced About 17 of declarations are subject to documentary or physical inspections The electronic application for the protection of Intellectual Property Rights is used by around 45 of the rights holders In terms of trade facilitation the electronic system for exchanging pre arrival information with Bosnia and Herzegovina Montenegro and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia is functioning well A new border crossing on the Serbia Hungarian border was opened in May A big challenge remains the upgrading of the customs declaration processing system CDPS and the customs laboratory Customs procedures between Kosovo and Serbia have further progressed with the opening of joint interim crossing points in December 2012 and January 2013 at six locations including the two crossing points in northern Kosovo as per the IBM agreement The establishment of these co located crossing points has allowed daily cooperation between both administrations and regular exchange of information On 17 January both parties concluded an agreement for the restoration of customs controls at the two crossing points gates 1 and 31 In the meantime the administrative border boundary line between Kosovo and Serbia remains vulnerable to illicit activities Preparations in the area of administrative and operational capacity are on track Conclusion There has been some progress in the area of the customs union The Customs Law and legislation on the tariff nomenclature were further aligned with the acquis The CDPS system needs to be renewed or upgraded Overall preparations in the area of the customs union are well on track 4 30 Chapter 30 External relations page 58 As concerns bilateral agreements with third countries Serbia is currently negotiating a free trade agreement FTA with Ukraine Serbia s trade arrangements with the Russian Federation Belarus and Kazakhstan were harmonised since the three countries form a customs union Serbia signed the Pan Euro Mediterranean PEM Convention on Rules of Origin in November 4 33 Chapter 33 Financial and budgetary provisions page 60 There were no developments in the areas of traditional own resources the VAT resource and GNI resource For progress in the underlying policy areas see Chapter 16 Taxation Chapter 18 Statistics Chapter 29 Customs union and Chapter 32 Financial control As concerns the administrative infrastructure administrative capacity in the relevant policy areas needs to be strengthened A coordinating body to ensure correct calculation accounting forecasting collection payment and control of own resources has yet to be established The body is also required for reporting to the EU on the implementation of the own resources rules Instruments to fight and reduce tax evasion and fraud and to reduce the informal economy also need to be further developed Conclusion No progress has been made with regard to financial and budgetary provisions A coordinating body to ensure correct calculation accounting forecasting collection payment and control of own resources has yet to be established Overall preparations in this field are at an early stage FROM THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION S PROGRESS REPORT ON SERBIA EUROPEAN COMMISSION Brussels 10 10 2012 SWD 2012 333 COMMISSION STAFF WORKING DOCUMENT SERBIA 2012 PROGRESS REPORT accompanying the document COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL Enlargement Strategy and Main Challenges 2012 2013 COM 2012 600 1 3 Relations between the EU and Serbia The Stabilisation and Association Agreement was signed along with the Interim Agreement on trade and trade related matters in April 2008 It provides a framework of mutual commitments on a wide range of political trade and economic issues The Interim Agreement entered into force on 1 February 2010 At the 14 June 2010 Foreign Affairs Council Ministers agreed to submit the Stabilisation and Association Agreement to their parliaments for ratification The process is close to completion with ratification still pending in only one Member State Serbia has built a positive track record in implementing the obligations of the Stabilisation and Association Agreement and the Interim Agreement on trade and trade related matters An interim committee and a number of sub committees meet annually to discuss topics including the internal market competition transit traffic trade customs taxation agriculture and fisheries In general terms Serbia is meeting its SAA IA commitments in these areas and cooperation is progressing well Anti corruption policy See also Chapter 23 Judiciary and fundamental rights Internal checks by the customs administration and the police have continued to result in a sizeable number of cases being investigated and penalties imposed 4 7 Chapter 7 Intellectual property law Some progress was registered in the field of enforcement The Intellectual Property Office IPO conducted a large number of training events for government enforcement agencies and organised promotional activities for stakeholders No solution has yet been found to the issue of the long term financial sustainability of the IPO The Customs Administration of Serbia developed its IT capacity for use in IPR protection The level of counterfeit goods that it has seized has gone up The administrative fee for submitting a request for intellectual property rights enforcement has been revoked leading to an increase in requests In the course of 2011 the Tax Administration was involved in launching three registers of producers of distributors and of software in collaboration with IPR holders with a view to facilitating its work and its checks The Market Inspectorate of the Ministry of Foreign and Domestic Trade and Telecommunications was given the use of twelve warehouses across Serbia for the storage of counterfeit and pirated goods The number of goods that it confiscated in the first half of 2012 significantly increased with respect to 2011 4 24 Chapter 24 Justice freedom and security Concerning customs cooperation see also Chapter 29 Customs Union some progress was achieved The Customs Administration of Serbia CAS concluded agreements on international cooperation with Azerbaijan Belarus and Georgia Implementation of the integrated border management strategy and action plan has continued The CAS engaged in joint cases with all agencies from neighbouring countries and continues to take an active part in international activities concerning the fight against illegal trade in goods such as narcotics oil and cigarettes and cross border movement control However Serbia still needs to align its legal framework with EU legislation on the use of technology for customs purposes and to ratify and implement the Naples II Convention on mutual assistance and cooperation between customs administrations Overall Serbia is moderately advanced regarding the cooperation in the field of customs 4 29 Chapter 29 Customs union There has been good progress on customs legislation The Serbian government amended the decree on customs tariff nomenclature in November 2011 with the aim of aligning it with the 2012 EU Combined Nomenclature and with the liberalisation schedule of the Interim Agreement Serbia increased duty relief for postal packages in October 2011 However the rules are still not fully in line with the acquis The Law on the Customs Service remains to be established and the classification practice is to be upgraded to EU standards Legislation has been adopted on customs related security initiatives including authorized economic operators This legislation remains to be implemented A regulation on the application of measures for the protection of intellectual property rights was adopted However the Customs Administration of Serbia CAS still needs to utilise fully the electronic exchange of data with IPR holders An adequate legislative framework on cultural goods is to be established The provisions on cash control remain to be aligned with the acquis Preparations in the area of customs legislation are on track There has been some progress concerning administrative and operational capacity The CAS has continued to improve its administrative capacity to effectively enforce the customs legislation It applied integrity procedures for customs officials and stepped up the fight against corruption Post clearance controls and risk analysis

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  • International Customs Day
    Check Public Relations eGovernment Electronic Submission of Declarations International Cooperation World Customs Organisation International Organisations Membership International Customs Regulations Bilateral Agreements and Protocols International Projects Serbian Customs and European Integrations International Customs Day International Customs Conventions Customs Administration International Cooperation Informations Exchange rates list Laws and Regulations International Agreements Statistics Tenders and Procurements The Information Booklet on Customs Administration Work The Code of Conduct for the Customs Officers and Employees

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  • NCTS
    System NCTS in the Republic of Serbia and on assistance with its accession to the EU EFTA Convention on a common transit procedure REPUBLIC OF SERBIA STARTED WITH NCTS IN THE NATIONAL LEVEL In accordance with the national project plan for the introduction of the NCTS in the Republic of Serbia on 23 saptember Customs Administartion of Serbia strted with the implementation of the NCTS in the national level as the first fully computerized paperless customs procedure which follows the transit accompanying document TAD Full implementation of the NCTS procedure in the Republic of Serbia began 25 01 2015 godine METHODOLOGY FOR COMPUTERIZED TRANSIT PROCEDURE The basic principle of a customs transit procedure is to facilitate the movement of goods from one customs office to another within the same or another customs territory without payment of customs duties and other duties that may be applied to imported or exported goods without the applying the economic trade measures and provided that all requirements relating to seals deadlines or insurance are fullfiled Here you can download Methodology for computerized transit procedure Internal instruction for transit NCTS can be downloaded here Here you can download a list of reference data COMMON TRANSIT PROCEDURE

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  • Customs Tariff
    TARIFF Government of Republic of Serbia has adopted the Regulation on Harmonization of the Custom Tariff Nomenclature for the year 2016 published in the Official Gazette of the Republic of Serbia No 98 of 1 December 2015 For the review of the content of the integral document of the CUSTOMS TARIFF click here Beside harmonization of the nomenclature which comprises amendings of heading tariff codes Notes anda Rules for the Interpretation of Customs Tariff this regulation includes also the rates of customs duties ie amount of custom duty determined by this law or by the signed Free Trade Agreements and applied to the harmonized nomenclature The classification of goods into the Customs Tariff represents determining the tariff position for such goods in accordance with this law and provisions laid down on the basis of this law Customs Tariff nomenclature harmonized with the Combined Nomenclature of Euopean Union shall be applied in classification of goods in the Customs Tariff The Classification Rulings brought by the HS Committee of the World Customs Organization and which as the classification opinions have been approved by the World Customs Organization are obligatory for the application Commission Regulations concerning the classification of certain goods and published in the Official Journal of the European Union are obligatory for the application LEGAL BASE Customs Tariff Law Official Gazette of the Republic of Serbia Nos 62 05 61 07 and 5 09 Harmonized commodity description and coding system Harmonized commodity description and coding system 2012 edition Amendments to the Harmonized System Nomenclature effective from 1 January 2012 Combined Nomenclature of European Union for the year 2015 Commission Implementing REgulation EU No 1101 2014 of 16 October 2014 amending Annex to Council REgulation EEC No 2658 87 on tariff and statistical nomenclature on the Common Customs Tariff USEFUL LINKS European

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