947 – First Chronicles information about Vitebsk.
1229 – in accordance with the Agreement of Smolensk with Riga and Hockin Bank allowed merchants to wholesale and retail trade in the city of Vitebsk.
1264 – Negotiable Charter of Lithuanian Duke of Gardenia with Riga, Polotsk and Vitebsk on mutual trade.
"Smolensk trading truth", 1229
1427 – Letter of the Prince of Tver Boris Mytnaya about taking fees from people shopping in the city of Vitebsk.
1559 – the Charter of king Sigismund II August pedicularis Vitebsk on the prohibition of the illegal charging of residents merchants Mytnaya collection.
1560 – mention of Vitebsk mytniki in the Contract Vitebsk petty bourgeois Semenovich and martinović with mytniki Serevices and Brodaway about the construction of planes.
1605 – located In Vitebsk, Vitebsk customs gate.
1765 – In Vitebsk 2 customs: land and rafting on the river Western Dvina.
Drawing Of Vitebsk, 1664
1920-1922 – In Vitebsk housed the Office of the North-Western customs district, people's Commissariat of foreign trade of the RSFSR.
With the 20-ies to 90-ies of customs control and customs clearance of goods of the Vitebsk enterprises, international mail and baggage of citizens crossing the state border of the USSR, done in Moscow, Minsk, and on the borders of the USSR by the relevant customs.
1991 was created in Vitebsk Vitebsk customs office of the Minsk regional customs. The first officer and the head of post was appointed Mogilevets Mikhail Nikolaevich.
1, April 1993 created the Vitebsk customs house. By order of the State customs Committee of the Republic of Belarus of March 22, 1993 No. 72-OD "ON the establishment of customs" Vitebsk customs office of the Minsk regional customs converted in Vitebsk customs with the assignment of code 00700. The post "ezerishe", "lozna", "Staiki".
In the region there are six customs Vitebsk, Orsha, Polotsk, Verhnedvinsky, Postavy and Braslav, serve about one and a half thousand people.
1993 – by the Decree of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus of 17 June 1993, No. 400 "On the establishment of zones of customs control along the customs border of the Republic of Belarus with the Republic of Poland, the Ukraine and the Russian Federation" established the chain of customs houses.
On 14 December 1993 at the meeting of the initiative group was created, the trade Union of Vitebsk customs.
1994 – order of the state customs Committee of the Republic of Belarus from February 7, 1994, no 34-l head of Vitebsk customs appointed Gennady Mikhailovich Beams. Was the head of Vitebsk customs for 20 years until February 2014.
1995 – an Indication of the SCC of the Republic of Belarus № 26 dated 29.05.1995 year cancellation of customs control and customs clearance on the border between the Republic of Belarus and the Russian Federation.
From 1998 – Vitebsk customs is located at Vitebsk, Lazo str., 114.
The building of the Vitebsk customs, 2010
March 1998 took place on 1 competition of professional skill on the 5th anniversary of the founding of the Vitebsk customs.
1999 – in accordance with the Law of the Republic of Belarus of 9 July 1999 № 289-Z "On operative-search activity", the customs authorities have the right to carry out operational investigative activities on the territory of the Republic of Belarus.
July 2001 in the Vitebsk regional local history Museum (town Hall) was exhibited first Republican exhibition of art and crafts of employees of customs bodies of the Republic of Belarus and members of their families under the motto "Folk art in the hearts of the customs officials", dedicated to the 10th anniversary of the customs service of the Republic of Belarus. The album art exhibition.
By order of the Chairman of the State customs Committee of the Republic of Belarus from 20.08.2001. No. 362 was approved as the symbol of customs.
2002 – in accordance with the decision of the President of the Republic of Belarus dated 28.05. 2002 No. 21-02/124-108 and the orders of the Chairman of the State customs Committee of the Republic of Belarus dated 05.07.2002: 236-ML liquidated reorganized Vitebsk and Orsha customs; No. 237-ML reorganized and abolished Polotsk and the Braslav Verhnedvinskaja customs.
The construction of the new building of the Vitebsk customs
2002 – created the Vitebsk branch of the Belarusian public organization of customs (BOOT).
2003 – order of the State customs Committee of the Republic of Belarus of 14 July 2003 No. 250–ML approved the structure of the system of ideological work in the customs bodies of the Republic of Belarus.
2004 – hosted the first tourist meeting among the customs authorities of the Republic of Belarus, dedicated to the 60th anniversary of the liberation of Belarus from Nazi invaders – Vitebsk customs took 1st place.
2004 – in accordance with the decree of the President of the Republic of Belarus dated 27.09.2004 № 470 officials of the customs bodies who have personal ranks, take the oath mandatory. In the ice Palace of the city of Vitebsk was held the first ceremony of taking the oath of allegiance to the Republic of Belarus and its people by the officials of the Vitebsk customs.
The year 2005 was held the first contest "Miss custom 2005"
January 2006 – the city of Orsha took place the working meeting of the Belarusian customs officials and representatives of customs service of the Russian Federation (Sebezh, Velikie Luki, Smolensk and Bryansk customs).
The building of the Vitebsk customs, 2016
December 2007 – in the Vitebsk customs embedded system software office automation and electronic document management "Business".
July 2007 in Orsha seminar with participation of Belarusian customs officers and representatives of the customs border of the Russian Federation, Ukraine and Poland. Organizing and conducting the seminar received high praise from its participants.
2008 – held a competition "Mr. customs" dedicated to 15-anniversary of the Vitebsk customs.
30 Jun 2008 – Victory square of Vitebsk took place the solemn ceremony of taking the Oath by customs officers.
30 Dec 2008 – VPTO "Vitebsk-Tsentralny" Vitebsk customs included in the experiment on introduction of electronic declaring of goods when placed under customs regime of export (NASAD). From the organizations of the Vitebsk region participated in experiment ruptp "Orsha linen mill" and JSC "Plant of expanded-clay gravel Novolukoml". The beginning of the experiment on 7 July 2008, the first phase of the experiment was conducted in VPTO "Minsk-SEZ" and 11 points of import (export) including, RPTO "Urbany" and "Bigosovo".
1 Jan 2010 – Vitebsk customs reorganized by accession of Polotsk customs. In accordance with the decision of the President of the Republic of Belarus of 16..01.2009 No. 11/124-2013 on accession to the customs of Polotsk Vitebsk customs and order of the State customs Committee of the Republic of Belarus from 15.10.2009 No. 547-OD "ON the reorganization of the customs Vitebsk", Vitebsk custom house was the legal successor of all rights and obligations of Polotsk customs.
3 Jul 2010 – a convoy of customs officials under the customs authorities the flag was marched in the Victory square of Vitebsk in the festive procession dedicated to the Independence Day of the Republic of Belarus.
2011 – senior operational Commissioner on especially important issues operatively-search Department Sergey Viktorovich Parfyonov named "Man of the year in Vitebsk" in the nomination "Law and order".
2011 – Vitebsk customs took 1st place in the tourist rally of the customs authorities of the Republic of Belarus and workers of the Republican unitary enterprise "Beltamozhservis" dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the customs service of the Republic of Belarus.
2012 – operational Commissioner on especially important issues of operational search Department Mikhail Leonidovich Emelianenko was awarded the title "person of the year in Vitebsk" in the nomination "Law and order".
2012 – creation of the Public Advisory Council at the Vitebsk customs.
2012 – head of Department of customs inspection of Yuri Gennadievich Padres named "Man of the year Vitebsk 2013" in the nomination "Law and order".
On February 26-27, 2013 in the city of Novopolotsk was held the seventh meeting of the joint Board of customs services of the member States of the customs Union.
May 22-23, 2013 in the city of Vitebsk was held the ninth meeting of the Committee of law enforcement units of the Council of heads of customs services of States-participants of CIS.
11-13 February 2014 in the city of Novopolotsk was held the tenth meeting of the joint Board of customs services of the member States of the customs Union.
2014 by Order of the Chairman of the state customs Committee of the Republic of Belarus from 27.05.2014 No. 230-L 3 Jun 2014 for the post of head of Vitebsk customs appointed Vladimir Nikolaevich Kostenevich.
27 Nov 2014 – by order of the Chairman of the state customs Committee of Belarus Yuri Senko A. No. 585-OD approved the emblem of Vitebsk customs and the Flag of the Vitebsk customs.
January 23, 2015 – Victory Square of Vitebsk, near the monument "Three Bayonets" was held a solemn presentation of the flag of the Vitebsk customs Chairman of the state customs Committee of Belarus Yuri A. Senko.
23 Jan 2015 – there was held the solemn opening of the administrative building of the Vitebsk customs. The opening was attended by Chairman of the State customs Committee of the Republic of Belarus SA. Senko.
In 2014 completed the construction and equipping AMS "grigorovshchina" on the border of the Republic of Belarus with the Latvian Republic. Construction took place in the framework of cross-border cooperation programme "Latvia – Lithuania – Belarus" implemented within the framework of the European instrument of neighbourhood and partnership. The design capacity of the checkpoint per day 600 vehicles.
March 27, 2015 – in road border crossing point "grigorovshchina" Vitebsk customs ceremonial opening inspection complexes (IDC) in the framework of cross-border cooperation programme "Latvia – Lithuania – Belarus".
In March 2015, was held the second contest "Miss Vitebsk customs 2015".
2 December 2015 – in the Minsk Palace of tennis was the Republican championship of bfso "Dynamo" in table tennis. The team of the State customs Committee of the Republic of Belarus in the part of the Vitebsk customs - chief inspector ODO Alexander Zhidomirov and inspector OPATCH Vyacheslav Alekna won the second place.
Today Vitebsk custom is custom, the operative area of activity is the whole territory of the Vitebsk region.
The structure of the customs includes Braslav, Vitebsk region, Novopolotsk and Orsha customs posts, there are 8 Republican and 5 of the departmental customs clearance points. ("Bigosovo – 1" (in: "grigorovshchina"); "Bigosovo – 2" (railway station Bigosovo); "urbane"; "Polotsk" (railway station Polotsk); "Airport Vitebsk".).
This is the only custom in Belarus, the area of which is bordered by three countries: Russia, Latvia and Lithuania.
The length of the State border of the Republic of Belarus in the region of the Vitebsk customs - 818 km, including with the Russian Federation – 485 km, with Latvia – 164 km, Lithuania – 169 km (the Length of the controlled area of the border 333 km (with Latvia and Lithuania).
One of the most important activities of the Vitebsk customs is aimed at improving the quality of services, reduction of costs of participants of foreign economic activity, to increase the throughput capacity of road checkpoints and a reduction in time spent at the border.