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  • FIVE-FOLD INCREASE IN FREIGHT SHIPPED ALONG PRIMORSKY TERRITORY TRANSPORT CORRIDORS

    27 January 2017

    The volume of freight shipped along the Primorye-1 and Primorye-2 international transport corridors in 2016 was five times greater than in 2015, reaching a total of 52,500 tonnes, Head of the Far Eastern Customs Administration Yuri Ladygin told journalists.

    “Carriers have expressed interest in those routes and 52,500 tonnes of goods have been shipped along them. Admittedly this is not a lot, but it is five times more than in 2015”, Ladygin said.

    He added that serious attention was being paid to meeting statutory deadlines for clearance of goods shipped via the Primorye-1 and Primorye-2 corridors. “Each batch is strictly monitored and there are no delays at the border caused by customs”, he said.

    Ladygin noted that, compared with 2015, when the customs service in the Russian Far East processed goods worth USD 20.8 billion, the value had fallen by 6.5% in 2016, while physical volumes rose 11%, from 28.9 to 32.1 million tonnes.

    The Primorye-1 and Primorye-2 international transport corridors pass through Vladivostok Free Port, where customs checkpoints operate round the clock using a radically simplified clearance procedure, including a ‘single window’ for freight shipments crossing the border, electronic freight declaration, and a ‘green channel’ for those engaged in foreign trade.

    Source: https://ria.ru/economy/20170127/1486591449.html (Russian)