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Webinar. Inclusion of license fees into customs value of goods: mitigation options regarding historical and current import risks

  • Russia

    11-03-2021

    Description:

    Eversheds Sutherland is continuing its series of webinars keeping you updated on the legal aspects of doing business in Russia.

    On 25 February 2021, the Accounts Chamber published a report on the inspection of the full payment of customs duties when importing goods classified as intellectual property into the Russian Federation. The auditor came to the conclusion that foreign trade participants underestimated the customs value of imported goods in the amount of 98.5 billion rubles. At present, an information exchange mechanism has been established between the regulatory authorities which contributes to the timely receipt by the Federal Customs Service of information on registered rights and the identification of facts aiding the prevention of non-inclusion of license fees in the import costs. Under such conditions, importers of goods must pay special attention to the issue of determining the import value of goods brought into the customs territory of the EAEU that fall into the category of intellectual property.

    Date and Time:

    25 March 2021, start at 11.00 am (Moscow time)

    Place:

    ZOOM (details of the video conference will be sent to registered participants one day ahead of the webinar)

    Webinar program:

    11:00 - 11:20 – Changes in the regulatory landscape: The report of the Accounts Chamber and the new mechanisms of information exchange between Rospatent and Federal Customs Service

    11:20 - 11:50 – Absence of license fees in the import cost of goods: What contractual structures for the use of intellectual property increase the risk of additional charges

    11:50 - 12:20 – Ways to mitigate the past and present customs risks within the framework of applicable contractual structures

    12:20 - 12:30 – Q&A

    Main target audience:

    The webinar will be geared towards and of interest to financial directors, heads of customs and tax departments, chief accountants, lawyers, logistics experts and other employees involved in customs clearance and foreign economic activity.

    Speakers:

    • Andrey Grachev, Counsel and Head of the Tax Practice at Eversheds Sutherland Russia
    • Anton Borisichev, Principal Associate in the Tax Practice at Eversheds Sutherland Russia
    • Daria Korshakova, Senior Associate in the Tax Practice at Eversheds Sutherland Russia
    • Alexey Darkov, Senior Associate in the IP Practice at Eversheds Sutherland Russia

    The event will be held in Russian. Participation is free and available through registration in advance by following this link.

    If you know of colleagues in your company who may be interested in this topic, please feel free to forward this invitation.

    We hope to see you there!

    This information is for guidance purposes only and should not be regarded as a substitute for taking legal advice. Please refer to the full terms and conditions on our website.

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