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Customs inspection of premises and territories

  1. Rummage premises and territories - a form of customs control, which consists in conducting a visual inspection of premises and territories, as well as goods and (or) documents located in specified places.
  2. Customs inspection of premises and territories is carried out in order to check the presence or absence of goods and (or) documents that are objects of customs control in the inspected premises or in the territories, as well as for the purpose of checking and (or) obtaining information about such goods and (or) documents and checking the presence of customs seals, seals and other means of identification on goods, vehicles and their cargo spaces (compartments).
  3. Customs inspection of premises and territories can be carried out by customs authorities in order to verify the compliance of structures, premises (parts of premises) and (or) open areas (parts of open areas) intended for use or used as temporary storage warehouses, bonded warehouses, free warehouses, shops duty-free trade, as well as goods intended or used for temporary storage by authorized economic operators, the requirements and conditions established in accordance with paragraph 4 of Article 411, paragraph 5 of Article 416, paragraph 4 of Article 421, paragraph 4 of Article 426 and subparagraph 4 of paragraph 3 of Article 433 TC EAEU.
  4. Carrying out customs inspection of premises and territories in residential premises is allowed if it is provided for by the legislation of the Member States.
  5. Customs inspection of premises and territories is carried out upon presentation of an order to conduct a customs inspection of premises and territories and a service certificate of an official of the customs authority.
    The form of an order for customs inspection of premises and territories is established by the legislation of the Member States on customs regulation.
    The presentation of the documents specified in the first paragraph of this clause is not required when carrying out a customs inspection of premises and territories of persons in respect of whom an exit customs check is carried out.
  6. In case of denial of access to the premises and territory, customs officials have the right to enter the premises and territory with the suppression of resistance and (or) with the opening of locked premises in accordance with the legislation of the Member States.
  7. If the legislation of a member state provides for a special procedure for access to individual objects, then such access is carried out in the manner prescribed by the legislation of that member state.
  8. Customs inspection of premises and territories should be carried out as soon as possible, necessary for its implementation, and cannot last more than 1 working day, unless another period is established by the legislation of the Member States on customs regulation.
  9. The results of the customs inspection of premises and territories are drawn up by drawing up an act of customs inspection of premises and territories, the form of which is determined by the Commission.
  10. The act of customs inspection of premises and territories is drawn up in 2 copies, one of which is subject to delivery (direction) to the person whose premises and (or) territory were inspected, if this person is identified.