Customs support for filmmakers and TV producers

Although local professional TV and film equipment supply is constantly growing in:

some of the foreign TV or film crews still desire to bring their own gear to the country.

Very well understood, however this brings us to the customs issues:

  • Is Russia a carnet country?
  • What are the customs formalities in Uzbekistan?
  • Do I need a customs broker in Kyrgyzstan?

In any country in the World customs can be a nightmare, unless properly organized.

Luckily, we work with customs closely during last decade, and know exactly, what is needed for a filming crew to bring their precious gear in the country and get it out. We also follow every change in customs rules, so we are pretty up to the date.

Each country we operate in has its own independent customs, with its rules, regulations, tricks and secrets.

For example, out of all countries we operate in, only Russia and Ukraine in part accept carnet ATA, while others need separate paperwork. However, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Belarus and Armenia share the same customs union. Which means, if your gear is cleared in one of these five countries, it is automatically cleared for all the five. For more information please check our blog:

In the same time customs in Uzbekistan and Georgia are completely independent and should be dealt separately. The same is true in the case your filming in Kyrgyzstan and don’t have a connecting flight in Russia.

Customs procedures in the countries we operate in, are not as difficult as one can think. At least if you have a proper production house.

Please, do not hesitate to contact us for further details and information.