The first electronic customs office was opened in October 2018 in Nizhny Novgorod. It is planned that by the end of 2020, the centers will operate in 16 cities of the Russian Federation. Electronic exchange of information on imported goods will speed up the clearance of goods between customs authorities and foreign trade participants. In addition, it will reduce the time spent on customs procedures and inspection of goods at ports (it will become visual). The electronic declaration centers will interact with the existing customs offices to exchange electronic information.