When is the conclusion of the FSMTC required?
The conclusion of the FSMTC of Russia is a document, the need for registration of which for customs clearance raises many questions among participants in foreign economic activity.
This is due to the following reasons:
the Law on military-technical cooperation, which defines the concept of military products, as well as the Classifier of military products contain rather vague wording;
there is no list of specific codes of the commodity nomenclature of foreign economic activity, for which the conclusion of the FSMTC of Russia is required.
According to the explanations of the Federal Customs Service of Russia, the competence of the customs authorities does not include issues related to determining the status of a product for its classification / non-classification as military products. In other words, the Law on Military-Technical Cooperation The Classifier of Military Products only orientates customs officials to the category of goods for which a decision is made to provide additional documents within the framework of customs control.