Last week, the customs officers detected three customs frauds and prevented several attempts for smuggling various goods, seizing watches, sunglasses, belts, wallets, tools, automobile spare parts, cosmetics, pendants, jewelery, granite tiles, clothes, zippers, bags and cigarettes.

The following goods were seized:

Watches, sunglasses and other goods

- 132 watches, 112 sunglasses, 25 belts and 18 wallets, found during inspection of a Macedonian registered car, driven by a Macedonian citizen declared for entrance in the country at the border crossing point Blace. The undeclared goods were found in the area for spare tire in the luggage compartment and under the front seats of the vehicle. They were impounded and a misdemeanor procedure was initiated against the driver. Due to the fact that part of the goods bore marks of protected brands, a procedure for determining their authenticity will be initiated in accordance with the law.

- 10 watches, detected during inspection of a Macedonian registered car, driven by a Macedonian citizen, declared for entrance at the border crossing point Jazince. The undeclared watches were found at the bottom of a bag, covered with children's clothes and placed on the back seats of the vehicle. They were seized, and a misdemeanor procedure was initiated against the driver. Due to the fact that watches bore marks of two protected brands, a procedure for determining their authenticity will be initiated in accordance with the law.

Apparel, zippers and plastic bags

- 3,450 zippers and 7,000 plastic bags, detected during inspection of a Bulgarian registered car, driven by a Macedonian citizen, declared for entrance at the border crossing point Dojran. The undeclared goods, found under the seats, in the personal luggage and in the area for spare tire, were seized, and a request for initiation of a misdemeanor procedure was filed against the driver.

- 67 pieces of apparel (women's blouses and dresses), found at the International Airport Skopje, during inspection of the suitcases of a Macedonian citizen who arrived from Belgrade. The undeclared goods were seized and a misdemeanor procedure will be initiated against the passenger.

Tools and automobile spare parts

- 57 different parts for geological research drill, detected during inspection of a Macedonian registered car, driven by a Macedonian citizen, declared for entrance at the border crossing point Novo Selo. The undeclared parts were found under the upholstery of the spare tire and tools area in the boot and under the seats inside the vehicle. They were seized and a misdemeanor procedure was initiated against the driver.

- 41 glass grinding stones, detected during inspection of a Macedonian registered car, driven by a Macedonian citizen, declared for entrance in the country at the border crossing point Bogorodica. The undeclared goods, found in several bags placed in the boot, covered with tarpaulin, were seized, and a request for initiation a misdemeanor procedure was filed against the driver.

- 2 used gear shifter found during control of an Albanian registered car, driven by an Albanian citizen, declared for entrance at the border crossing point Kjafasan. The undeclared gear shifters were found in the boot of the vehicle and they were seized. Appropriate procedure will be initiated against the driver.

Cigarettes

- 12 boxes of WINSTON, RODEO and Pall Mall cigarettes with Macedonian excise stamps, found during control of a Greek registered car, driven by a Greek citizen, declared for exit from the country at the border crossing point Dojran. The undeclared cigarettes found in front of the co-driver's seat and in the boot of the vehicle were seized, and a a misdemeanor procedure was filed against the driver.

Cosmetics, jewelery and other goods

- 309 pieces of cosmetic products, accessories and tools (lipsticks, lip gloss, eyebrow tweezers, powder, eye pencils, eyebrows and lip colours, eyeliner, eyeshadows, brushes, combs, eyelashes, eyebrows, face creams, artificial eyelashes and sponges), found during inspection of a Macedonian registered car, driven by a Macedonian citizen, declared for entrance at the border crossing point Jazince. The undeclared goods were found in several bags placed in the boot and inside the vehicle. They were seized and a misdemeanor procedure has been initiated against the driver.

- 259 lipsticks, eye makeup and manicures and pedicures products, 70 key pendants and 11 bracelets (jewelery), detected during control of a Macedonian registered car, driven by a Macedonian citizen, declared for entrance at the border crossing point Medjitlija. The undeclared goods were found in several plastic bags placed in the boot of the car, the seat  pockets and in the two door compartments. They were seized and an appropriate procedure was initiated against the driver.

Granite tiles

- 88.44 m2 granite tiles, detected by a mobile customs team during detailed search of a Macedonian registered van, driven by a Macedonian citizen that was stopped on the BCO Blace-Skopje road. The undeclared tiles, which the driver claimed to have bought them in Kosovo, were seized, and a misdemeanor procedure was filed against the driver.

Frauds

Three cases of false classification of goods for import customs clearance were detected at the Customs Office Kavadarci, thus attempting to evade import duties in the amount of about 112 thousand denars.

In the first case, an importer from Kavadarci declared for import clearance a mixture of 80% sunflower oil and 20% olive oil, declared in tariff code with 0% duty rate and rate of 5% VAT rate. Due to suspicion in the  proper tariff classification of the product under, a sample was taken and sent for examination at the Customs Laboratory. Based on the analyzes carried out, the Customs Laboratory prepared a report according to which the product should have been classified in a completely different tariff code with a 15% customs duty rate, a specific fee of EUR 0.2 per kilogram and 18% VAT rate. On grounds of the determined tariff code, additional import duties amounting to 93 thousand Denars were calculated, and for the committed customs offense,  a Report on wrong tariff classification was drafted and a misdemeanor procedure was conducted with a mandatory fine against the customs agent.

In the second case, an importer from Kavadarci declared for import customs clearance food aromas and colors, declared under tariff code with customs 0% duty rate and 5% VAT rate. Due to suspicion of the correct tariff classification of the products, samples were taken and sent for analysis at the Customs Laboratory. The Customs Laboratory prepared a report according to which the products "food colors" should have been classified under a tariff code with 5% customs duty rate and 18% VAT rate, while the products "food aromas" should have been classified in a tariff code with a 20% customs duty rate and a 5% VAT rate. On grounds of the determined tariff codes, additional import duties amounting to about 13 thousand Denars were calculated, and for the committed customs offense a Report on wrong tariff classification of goods was prepared resulting in a misdemeanor procedure with a mandatory fine against the customs agent.

In the third case, an importer from Skopje declared for import clearance "plastic pipes", classified in a tariff code with customs 6% duty rate and 18% VAT rate but after the physical and documentary inspection, the customs officers determined that the products, according to the material from which they are made, should have been classified in a completely different tariff code, with 6.5% customs duty rate and 18% VAT rate. On grounds of the determined tariff code, additional import duties amounting to 6 thousand Denars were calculated. For the committed customs offense, a Report on wrong tariff classification of the goods was prepared and a misdemeanor procedure was conducted with a mandatory fine against the customs agent.

 

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