Alliance Consulting Investment Group acted as a co-organizer of the II International Practical Conference “Joint Management of the Border. International Experience and Possibility of its Application to Russia”
The II International Practical Conference “Joint Management of the Border. International Experience and Possibility of its Application to Russia”, organized by the Federal Agency for the Russian Federation State Border Development with the support of the Russian Presidential Academy of national Economy and Public Administration finished its work on October 26.
Commercial bank “Agrosoyuz”, International Organization for Migration (IOM), Alliance Consulting Investment Group, International Congress of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, and EurAsian Logistics Association (EALE Russia) acted as the conference partners.
The representatives of the state authority, business, and public organizations discussed how to simplify and accelerate the procedure of crossing the border by citizens and transfer of freight and goods.
‘The conference topic is wide,’ Dmitry Bezdelov, head of Rosgranitsa underlined. ‘Our Western and Asia-Pacific Region partners are interested in it. The main purpose for us within the conference is to search for a reasonable balance between safety and transparency.’
Interest in the public dialogue of business, control authorities, and publicity made it possible for the participants of the International Conference to discuss the key approaches to the sphere development.
The conference work was opened by the section “The World Experience in Simplification of Control Procedures at Checkpoints”. The participants discussed the European Union expertise concerning the simplification of control procedures and possibility of their application to Russia, as well as the organization of control procedures at checkpoints within the Customs Union.
Within the section “Discussion of the Draft of the Federal Law “On Checkpoints at the State Border” a public discussion on the project with the participation of representatives of state authorities, business, and scientific community took place. The participants discussed the topical issues of legal regulation of arrangement and activity of checkpoints at the state border of the Russian Federation, prospecting effects of adopting the draft law being discussed.
The conference participants supported the initiative of Rosgranitsa for the creation of a normative document in the field of regulation of checkpoints’ work. Experts also supported the initiative of Rosgranitsa for the creation of a registry of checkpoints as during the analysis the scientific community faced a lot of problems, and the absence of codification system became one of them. In the conference participants’ opinion the creation of a law is also important due to the necessity to arrange the inter-departmental exchange and to exclude doubling functions, which is of special importance for the harmonization of the laws of member countries of the Customs Union. Within the framework of the section the European Union practice and other international experience in legal regulation of checkpoints’ operation, possibilities of their use during the finalization of a draft law were considered.
‘The draft law is aimed at the arrangement of such a legal mechanism that would make all the procedures at the border simple and clear to a person as well as to business. Our purpose is to terminate the work of all the temporary schemes at checkpoints to enliven the work with passengers and freight traffic first of all.’ Dmitry Bezdelov concluded.