14 October 2013, the Supreme Arbitration Court of the Russian Federation confirmed that the FCS RF decision dated 4 July 2013, introducing illegal restrictions on TIR, was invalid.
In complete disregard to this judgment, rendered by the highest judicial body of Russia, the FCS RF issued on the same day a series of new decisions through letters to the regional customs departments, which effectively maintained and expanded its illegal restrictions on TIR.
Please be informed that today, further to additional legal action brought by ASMAP against the FCS RF, in the case reference number №ВАС-17458/2013, the Supreme Arbitration Court of the Russian Federation has once again judged in favour of ASMAP, recognising the FCS RF decisions and letters issued from 14 October 2013 as invalid, thus reconfirming that the restrictions on TIR imposed by the FCS RF are illegal.
This new judgment enters into force with immediate effect. The IRU will publish the full text as soon as it becomes available.
The IRU has no information of any further instructions or decisions issued by the FCS RF pursuant to today’s Supreme Arbitration Court decision.
The IRU will inform Members as soon as possible about any new developments.