Examines the legal grounds for the application of the institute of the special researcher and specialist in the customs control. Shows some of the legal gaps in the Customs code of the Customs union, associated with the use of special knowledge.
The article is concerned with the customs control principles, i.e. one of the major institutions of the customs law. Russia becoming a member of the Eurasian Economic Community Customs Union led to fundamental changes in the mechanism of legal regulation of customs control relations exercised within the united customs territory of the Customs Union. The author analyses both the legal principles of customs control (such as exercising customs control within the boundaries of legally organized forms; prohibition to cause harm to citizens’ health and property while exercising the customs control; limiting an owner’s rights while exercising customs control, and others) and the organizational principles of customs control (selectivity of customs control; principle of cooperation and coordination while exercising customs control, and others). Keywords: the Eurasian Economic Community Customs Union; customs control; principles of customs control legal regulation; customs control organizational principles; customs control international supranational and national regulation.