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Cost of Crossing: Position of Russia in International Indexes

Dmitry Gordeev – Senior Research fellow of Laboratory for Systems Analysis of Branch Markets, Institute of Industry and Markets Infrastructure, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration. E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Anastasia Lets – Research fellow of Laboratory for Systems Analysis of Branch Markets, Institute of Industry and Markets Infrastructure, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration. E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The article examines current state of procedures of customs administration. As measuring instruments such indexes as Trading across borders, Trade facilitation performance and Global Competitiveness Index are taken. Authors conclude that according to international ratings there is significant progress in customs administration.

Key words: customs, external trade, control procedures, port of entry.