EEC sets amount norms for bunker fuel transported by ships as stores
The amount norms for bunker fuel transported by ships as stores have been set in the Eurasian Economic Union, says Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC). Ships will be able to move across the customs border the amount of bunker stores equal to their actual consumption over the past period if the last bunkering (with fuel and engine oil) was held less than 30 days ago.
For ships bunkered within EEU customs area more than 30 days ago the amount of bunker that can be declared as stores will be determined on the basis of actual bunker tanks’ capacity. The decision was made by EEC at its regular meeting on 1 November 2016.
EEC Board has set a list of data to be provided when declaring bunker fuel as stores and a clear algorithm for calculation of the norms.
Mukai Kadyrkulov, EEC Board member (Minister) for customs cooperation, said: “The decision sets quite a simple and clear mechanism for calculation of bunker amount allowed for moving outside EEU without placing under the customs procedures and payment of customs dues. The decision will eliminate the former problems caused by absence of clear regulations and faced by all officials involved in the process when checking and confirming the amount of bunker declared as stores and supposed for moving outside EEU”.
The Minister emphasized that the decision does not set limits for the amount of bunker crossing the border. The amount of bunker that is not acknowledged as stores can be moved after its placement under the customs procedures and payment of customs dues.