The Customs Administration hereby notifies that as of 3rd July 2019 the new Customs Processing and Excise Documents Processing System (CDEPS) for import procedures is being put in operation at all customs offices, except the Customs Offices Gevgelija - Section for Customs Clearance ( 4020), Tabanovce - Section for Customs Clearance (2030), Post Office Skopje (1025) and Skopje 3 (1013). Starting from this date, all import declarations must be submitted in the CDEPS.

Once again, we remind about the basic preconditions for lodging electronic customs declarations in the CDEPS:

-              have an electronic signature (certificate);

-              have approved access to the CDEPS;

-              if submitting declarations as agents in the CDEPS it is necessary to have requested and obtained an authorzation for representation. A prerequisite for this is that at least one employee has requested and obtained a license for representation in the CDEPS;

-              all authorizations related to customs procedures must have been previously recorded in the CDEPS.

 

 

Yesterday, 25th June 2019, the Financial Police Office in cooperation with the Ministry of Interior raided the village of Ljuboten near Skopje. The raid was conducted on grounds of suspicion of committed crimes related to excise goods smuggling and customs fraud. 12 tons of cut tobacco was seized. No arrests were made because the investigation is not targeted against natural persons, but against four legal entities that illegally imported tobacco.

On 12th June 2019, delegation of the Customs Administration of the Republic of Croatia, led by Director General and Assistant Minister of Finance, Mr. Hrvoje Chovic paid a working visit to the Republic of North Macedonia. During the visit, there was a workshop and consultations on the experiences of the Croatian Customs in the process of harmonization and application of  the national customs legislation with that of the European Union in the process of EU accession, as well as the implementation of simplifications in customs procedures.

The two-week boat training program organized in Ohrid under the auspices of the Export Control and Border Security Related Program (EXBS) of the US Embassy in the Republic of North Macedonia for customs and police officers from North Macedonia, Albania and Kosovo was completed on 14th June 2019.

On 12th -13th June a two-day meeting of the Security Commitments Steering Group under the Berlin Process took place. The meeting was opened by Mr. Dominik Otway - Deputy Head of Mission, Representative of the British Embassy in Skopje, Joanna West - Director of the Strategy on Tackling Organized Crime at the UK Interior Ministry and the Macedonian Minister of Interior. Oliver Spasovski.