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Customs: Green and Red channels

YOU DON’T NEED TO FILL IN A DECLARATION AND MAY PASS THROUGH THE GREEN CHANNEL IN FOLLOWING CASES:

ARRIVAL TO BELARUS

1)  In your personal baggage, you carry goods that are not subject to customs fees:
•    goods for personal use (apart from alcoholic beverages, cigarettes, tobacco, other tobacco products, jewellery, foodstuff, vehicles and spare parts, and goods for personal use), dutiable value of which doesn’t exceed the amount equivalent to 1000 Euro, and total weight of which is no more than 35 kilograms;
•    alcoholic beverages in quantity of no more than 2 litres, cigarettes in quantity of no more than 200 units or tobacco and other tobacco products in quantity of no more than 200 grams per a person, reaching 18-years of age;
•    jewellery in quantity of no more than 5 units;
•    food products:
from states – members of Commonwealth of Independent States:
--    from June 1 till October 31 with total weight of no more than 30 kilograms;
--    from November 1 till May 31 with total weight of no more than 5 kilograms;
--   from other states of total weight of no more than 5 kilograms;
•    previously used personal goods according to annex 3 notwithstanding their dutiable value and weight, domestic animals, including those raised for hunting, sport, tourism, temporary imported by a non-resident of the Republic of Belarus;
•    first aid kit, fire extinguisher, breakdown triangle, hand screw, spare wheel, two wheel chocks, trailing line, hand guided tools for removal and installation of wheels, cut-out fuses and five lamps of external light apparatuses, imported in vehicles by persons.

2) Goods which you carry in your baggage, as set forth in clause 1, are permitted and not limited for import

3) You carry Belarusian rubles and foreign currency that are not subject to declaration:
•    foreign currency in amount no more than the equivalent at the rate of 10 000 USD (exclusive of those imported as a grant aid from abroad)
•    Belarusian rubles in amount no more than 500 base rates (excluding those imported as a grant aid from abroad)

4) You have no accompanied baggage (including the baggage which did not arrive at a place of destination)

5) You are a resident of the Republic of Belarus (citizen of the Republic of Belarus holding a passport with series other than “РР”, or a foreign citizen, or a stateless person with a residence permit of the Republic of Belarus) and import a vehicle registered in the territory of the Republic of Belarus or Russian Federation, driving it

6) You are a non-resident of the Republic of Belarus (citizen of the Republic of Belarus holding a passport with series “РР”, or a foreign citizen, or a stateless person without a residence permit of the Republic of Belarus) and import a vehicle registered on the territory of any foreign state.

DEPARTURE FROM BELARUS

1) The goods exported are not subject to customs charges

2) The goods exported are not prohibited and the amount of goods exported is not limited

3) You carry Belarusian rubles and foreign currency that do not have to be declared:
•    foreign currency in amount not exceeding the equivalent of 3,000 US dollars
•    Belarusian rubles in amount not more than 500 base rates

ATTENTION! Transfer of goods subject to customs declaration and customs clearance through the green channel is considered violation of customs rules and will be followed by administrative liability and in some cases by criminal liability.

Should you have any doubts in respect of channel, move through the RED CHANNEL.

FILL IN THE CUSTOMS DECLARATION AND MOVE THROUGH THE RED CHANNEL IF:

ARRIVAL TO BELARUS

1)  You carry goods subject to customs charges:
•    goods with the price exceeding the equivalent of 1 000 Euro or exceeding 35 kg
•    jewellery in quantity exceeding 5 units
•    alcoholic beverage more than 2 litres (for one adult person)
•    foods, imported from:
o    CIS member states: June 1 - October 31 – with the weight of more than 30 kg, from November 1 –May 31 - 5 kg
o    – other states: total weight of more than 5 kg
•    Other goods subject to customs charges at uniform rates
2) You import goods prohibited or the import of which is restricted

3) You import Belarusian rubles and foreign currency subject to customs declaration:
•    Belarusian rubles exceeding 500 base rates
•    Foreign currency exceeding the equivalent of 10 000 US dollars
•    Cash imported in the form of foreign gratis aid

4) You have unaccompanied luggage (particularly if your luggage or part of the luggage did not arrive) or the goods arrived through freight shipment or overnight delivery service

5) You would like to declare the goods imported

6) You import goods free from customs charges upon presentation of the corresponding documents, (for example if you move to a place of permanent residence, if you inherit the goods, in case of goods re-importation, earlier re-imported out of the Republic of Belarus etc.)

7) You are a resident of the Republic of Belarus (citizen of the Republic of Belarus with the passport series other than “РР”, or foreign citizen, or stateless citizen upon presentation of residence permit in the territory of the Republic of Belarus) and import transport vehicle, registered in the territory of foreign country, apart from the Russian Federation

8) You import a transport vehicle, deregistered in the country of previous registration with the purpose of permanent use in the territory of the Republic of Belarus.

DEPARTURE FROM BELARUS

1) You carry goods subject to customs charges:
•    precious metals in the form of small bars:
o    gold and platinum – more than 500 g.
o    silver – more than 5 kg

2) You carry goods which are prohibited or export of which is limited

3) You export Belarusian rubles and foreign currency subject to customs declaration:
•    Belarusian rubles exceeding 500 base rates
•    Foreign currency exceeding the equivalent of 3 000 US dollars

4) You would like to declare the goods exported

5) You are a resident of the Republic of Belarus (citizen of the Republic of Belarus with the passport series other than “РР”, or foreign citizen, or stateless citizen upon presentation of residence permit in the territory of the Republic of Belarus) and export transport vehicle, registered in the territory of foreign country, apart from the Russian Federation

For more information refer to the website of the State Customs Committee www.gtk.gov.by

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