Last week, the customs officers detected a case of customs fraud and several attempts for smuggling, seizing cigarettes, foreign currency, truck parts, traffic licenses, perfumes, eau de toilette and counterfeits.

 
The following goods were seized:

Cigarettes

- 75 cartons of cigarettes LD, Benston, Rodeo, Pall Mall and Marlboro, with Macedonian excise stamps and 10 cartons of Karelia, Malboro, Gauloises and Ome cigarettes without excise stamps, found during control of a Greek car driven by a Greek citizen. The car arrived at the border crossing point Dojran – exit section. The undeclared goods, found in the area between the back seat and the boot were seized, and a request for initiation of a misdemeanor procedure was filed against the driver.

Foreign currencies

- 24,000 Danish Crowns, detected at the Skopje Alexander the Great Airport, during control of the luggage of a Macedonian citizen who arrived from Vienna. In his backpack, the customs officer found 99,000 undeclared Danish Crowns. 75,000 Danish crowns (equivalent amount of 10,000 Euros) were returned to the passenger, as an amount that can be freely be brought in the country, and a misdemeanor procedure was initiated for the committed offence.

Perfumes and Eau de toilette

- 62 perfumes and Eau de toilette, found at the Skopje Alexander the Great Airport, during control of the luggage of a Macedonian citizen who arrived from Paris. The undeclared goods were seized, and a misdemeanor procedure was initiated against the passenger.

Goods suspected of infringing intellectual property rights

- 1 diagnostic device for automobiles, bearing logo of protected trademark, detected at the Customs Office Airport Skopje - Department for customs clearance of goods, during control of a parcel from Singapore destined for a natural person from Skopje.

Due to suspicion that the product violates intellectual property rights, it was seized, and in accordance with the law, a procedure to establish its authenticity will be initiated.

Spare Parts for Trucks and Vehicle Registration Documents
 
- 2 new tires, mudguards and intercooler for trucks, found during control of a Bulgarian truck, driven by a Macedonian citizen, declared for entrance at the border crossing Dojran. The undeclared parts, found in the cabin, on the lower bed, covered with a blanket, and in the trailer, were seized and an appropriate procedure will be initiated against the driver.
 
- 2 vehicle registration documents belonging to a Bulgarian car were found during inspection of a Bulgarian car, driven by a Macedonian citizen, declared for exit from the country at the border crossing point Delchevo. According to the driver's statement, the registration documents which were found in the glove compartment, were to be taken to Bulgaria to be cancelled, and the vehicle was sold as waste. This way, the vehicle was released for free circulation without having been previously placed under a prescribed customs procedure and without import duties paid. The registration documents were seized, and a misdemeanor procedure will be initiated against the perpetrator.

Fraud

An attempt for import duty evasion by incorrect declaration of origin was detected at the Customs Office Gevgelija. 

In November 2016, an importer from Skopje declared for import customs clearance a used passenger motor vehicle, submitting an invoice with a declaration of European origin of the goods for customs clearance with a 0% duty rate. Due to suspicion in the authenticity of the invoice declaration, it was sent for verification in the Republic of Germany, whereby on 04.07.2017 a reply was received that the exporter has not issued a document proving the preferential origin of the vehicle, i.e. that the invoice declaration is not authentic. On the basis of the results received, the Customs Office calculated additional import duties amounting to about MKD 28 thousand, drafted Minutes of false declaration of origin of goods and conducted a misdemeanor procedure with a mandatory penalty against the company importer.

 
Cigari, Dojran
Cigari, Dojran
Delovi za TMV,Dojran
Delovi za TMV,Dojran
Devizi,Aerodrom SK
Devizi,Aerodrom SK
Soobrakjajni dozvoli,Delcevo
Soobrakjajni dozvoli,Delcevo
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