Hong Kong Customs strengthens co-operation with Federal Customs Service of Russia

9 Oct 2013

Hong Kong and Russian Customs have concluded a Memorandum of Understanding Regarding Co-operation and Mutual Administrative Assistance (MoU) and exchanged the signed instrument at a ceremony today (October 9) to pledge further collaboration in combating transnational Customs offences.

The MoU, signed by the Commissioner of Customs and Excise, Mr Clement Cheung, and the Head of the Federal Customs Service of Russia, Mr Andrey Belyaninov, signifies the mutual commitment and determination of both Customs administrations to co-operate more closely through mutual administrative assistance on information exchange and enforcement of Customs laws.

At today's ceremony, Mr Cheung and the Deputy Head of the Federal Customs Service of Russia, Mr Sergey Komlichenko, exchanged the MoU. Speaking at the ceremony, Mr Cheung said that the MoU marks the common wish of both administrations in the fight against Customs crimes and a new milestone in co-operation between the two Customs administrations.

Hong Kong Customs has so far concluded similar co-operative instruments with 21 counterparts.

Ends/Wednesday, October 9 2013

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