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INFORMATION ABOUT CUSTOMS AND BORDERS CROSSINGS CHINESE COMPETITORS     

Silk Way Rally crosses 3 countries, Russia, Kazakhstan and China, whose customs clearance policies are very strict and sometimes complex.

1 - TO GO TO THE START IN MOSCOW:

TURNKEY TRANSPORT SERVICE CHINA MOSCOW (in car loader truck of the organization)
For competitors selecting the service « turnkey transport », from the Kazakh territory (border China/Kazakhstan) to Moscow, simplified customs processes are set up and managed by the rally organizers.

ORGANIZATION CONVOY FROM CHINA TO MOSCOW
For  competitors following the « organization convoy » from the border between China and Kazakhstan to Moscow, the organizers have set up special customs procedures and border crossings facilities for chinese competitors.

ON YOUR OWN BY THE ROAD
Competitors reaching Moscow with their vehicles by the road, without following the convoy must communicate to the organization :
  • the approximative date of entry in the Russian Federation territory, 
  • the border check point of their entry on the Russian territory, 
  • data of all the vehicles imported in Russia 
  • information of all the vehicles’ drivers and passengers accompanying these vehicles. 
In that case, the Organizers may facilitate the border crossing of the national russian frontier.

BY YOUR OWN (air, maritime or railroad freight)
For overseas participants or participants wishing logistics tailored solutions, please, get in touch with the official freight forwarder of the Organization to advise him of your logistics:

ACI – Air Cargo International
Mr Frédéric Plormel
Direct line : +33 156 702 124
Mobile : +33 664 304 696
fplormel@aircargoint.com

The importation of any type of vehicle through Russia by freight (air, martime or railroad) is a complicated and costly option. In that case, you CAN NOT benefit from the special customs procedures set up by the organizer during the rally to cross the borders. If this option seems to be the most appropriate for your logistics, please contact the organizers as soon as possible and at the latest before April 29th so that we can find solutions together. After this date, the Organizers will not be able to help you in customs clearance processes.

2 - DURING THE RALLY

Customs clearance and national borders crossings of vehicles and competitors between the 3 countries, Russia, Kazakhstan and China are taken in charge and managed by the organizers. Before crossing the borders, you must fulfill all documents previously given by the organizers and respect timings communicated (except for vehicles imported in Russia as goods). Competitors must  have a valid visa for Russia and Kazakhstan.

3 - IMPORTANT

To realize in a smooth way the entrance and exit of all the rally’s vehicles and participants in the 3 countries, we need to collect a lot of information, requested by the Authorities of the different countries crossed.
In order to avoid being blocked and slowing down the others participants, we thank you to
  • Fill in carefully all the requested boxes on the online registration platform 
  • Respect strictly the deadlines for your registration and for the transport services orders 
  • Supply all the requested documents for the vehicles and participants (copies of documents to be downloaded on the online registration platform) 
It is essential to provide us with all information and documents as soon as possible and NECESSARILY before the closure of entries.

Formalities in China
Because of the administrative constraints connected to the passage of the rally in China, no change of name of participant nor of vehicle (race, service) can be taken into account after June 1st, 2017.