Astana, Kazakhstan, Dec. 10
By Daniar Mukhtarov - Trend:
There is no a large accumulation of motor vehicles on the Kazakh-Chinese border, deputy chairman of the Kazakh Finance Ministry's Customs Control Committee Amaniyaz Erzhanov said on Dec. 10 at a press conference in Astana.
"Rumours saying that some 1.500 cars with Chinese consumer goods gathered at the Kazakh-Chinese border are untrue," Erzhanov said.
He added that only once there was such a case this the year, when some 200 motor vehicles accumulated at the Kazhat customs checkpoint, but this problem was solved in two days.
"We have noticed that such rumours immediately appear as soon as we begin to inspect goods," he said.
Erzhanov said the Customs Control Committee is currently conducting an operation called Beket, which is aimed at strengthening the fight against smugglers and revealing the schemes smuggling of goods.
"All goods will be checked, smugglers will be found, and there will be no mercy for such unscrupulous traders," the committee's deputy chairman said.
Erzhanov added that the acts on results of inspection showed that unscrupulous companies pay to the budget only eight to 10 percent of the customs duties. Only less than two million tenges come to the budget instead of 17-20 million tenges ($1 - 154.12 tenge).
"It was also revealed that the documents, confirming the value of imported goods were falsified. One company by doing so evaded customs duties and taxes worth over 296 million tenges," Erzhanov said.
Translated by E.A.