In the eve of the summer holidays  and increased frequency of passengers, in order to ensure fast movement through the border crossings, the Customs Administration hereby informs about the following:

  • Goods worth up to EUR 350  in the passenger luggage intended for personal use are relieved from import duties,
  • Tobacco products: permitted quantity to bring in or take out from the country: 200 cigarettes or 100 cigarettes,
  • Perfume: permitted quantity 50 ml; Eau de Toilette-250 ml.
  • Cash: passengers may bring freely (no declaring) foreign currency and cheques in foreign currency in the amount of up to EUR 10,000. Amounts exceeding EUR 10,000 must be declared. The rules are the same for both residents and non-residents. Residents (persons with regulated residence) may freely take out from the country cash in foreign currency in the amount of EUR 2,000. Amount exceeding EUR 2,000 up to EUR 10,000 can be taken out from the country, provided it is duly declared to the competent customs authorities. Residents shall in this case submit a certificate/document issued by authorized bank or exchange office for purchase of foreign effective currencies or certificate/document issued by a bank confirming withdrawal of foreign cash (effective foreign currencies) from a personal foreign currency account. Residents may not take out cash in foreign currency and cheques denominated in foreign currency in amounts exceeding EUR 10,000.

More details are available from Tanja Ilijoska – Head of Regional Customs House Gevgelija below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hq1dt8t46M4

 

This week, under the activities of the Twinning project "Improving Revenue Collection, Tax and Customs Policy"supported by the European Union, representatives of the Customs Administration of the Republic of North Macedonia had a study visit to the Customs Administration of the Republic of Croatia.

A meeting with high representatives of the World Bank team was held today at the Customs Administration, concerning the implementation of the Western Balkans Trade and Transport Facilitation Project.

The project, financed through a World Bank loan has three components: introduction of a new National Single Window System, modernization and reconstruction of the border crossing points Kjafasan and Deve Bair, and installation of a new Video Surveillance System.

The Customs Administration, as leading institution for implementation of the National Single Window System, together with the agencies and inspection services participating in the customs procedures, will achieve harmonized processing of permits related to cross-border movement of goods. This will enable further acceleration of cross-border trade in accordance with the standards and practices of European Union countries.

The upgrade of the border crossing point Kjafasan will enable faster completion of customs formalities, which includes the handling of relevant border inspection services. At the Deve Bair border crossing point, in addition to the administrative building, the access road to the terminal for heavy vehicles will be reconstructed for the purpose of uninterrupted use in winter conditions. Construction of a new treatment plant and installation of a new vehicle scale is also planned.

The new Video Surveillance System, with latest technology equipment will ensure integration with the customs information systems. This system will be an important tool in the implementation of the competencies for suppression of illicit trade, smuggling and corruption at the customs offices, particularly at the border crossing points.

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Today, the Director General of the Customs Administration, Ms. Slavica Kutirov and the Deputy Director, Mr. Muarem Asani had a working meeting with the Minister of Information Society and Administration, Mr. Admirim Aliti.

A workshop on "Enhancing the economic and customs cooperation in times of crisis" was organized today by the Office for Economic and Trade Affairs of the Embassy of the Republic of Greece in Skopje, in cooperation with the Customs Administration. Representatives of the business sector from the Republic of North Macedonia and the Republic of Greece, as well as the countries of the region were invited to the workshop.