Federal Customs Service of Russia
|Federal Customs Service of the Russian Government
FTS of Russia
Flag of the Federal Customs Service, 1994
|Preceding agency||USSR Customs Committee|
|Legal personality||Governmental: Government agency|
|Governing body||Government of Russia|
|Headquarters||Novozavodskaya Ul. 11/5, Moscow, Russia|
|Elected officer responsible||Dmitry Medvedev, Prime Minister of Russia|
|Agency executive||Andrey Belyaninov, Director|
|Parent agency||Government of Russia|
The Federal Customs Service of Russia (Russian: Федеральная таможенная служба Российской Федерации, Federalnaya tamozhennaya sluzhba Rossiskoy Federatsii; abbreviated ФТС России, FTS Rossii) is a Russian government service regulating customs.
Since May 12, 2006, it has been led by Andrey Belyaninov and under directly authority of the Government of Russia. Until 2006 The Federal Customs Service of Russia was under the responsibility of the Ministry for Economic Development.
In 1917 the Soviet Customs Service was operated as The Main Directorate for Customs Control as part of the MKTP - The People's Commissariat for Trade and Industry.
In 1991, The Soviet Customs was replaced with The State Customs Committee (GTK) under the Ministry for Economic Development and in 2006 the GTK was renamed to current name.
Heads of Customs of Russia
State Customs Committee
- Mikhail Vanin (1999 - 2004)
Federal Customs Service
- Aleksander Zherikhov (2004 - 2006)
- Andrey Belyaninov (Since 2006)
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International agencies comparable to FTS
- U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
- Canada Border Services Agency
- Serious Organized Crime Agency—UK
- RCMP Integrated Border Enforcement Teams—Canada
- SVA Customs Surveillance Service—Spain
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