Central Customs Administration

Smolensk customs officers prevented 334 tons of waste from being imported into Russia

Published: May 17, 2024 15:00

Smolensk Customs makes a significant contribution to ensuring Russia’s environmental security. In Q1 2024, officials of mobile groups stopped and returned to the country of departure 27 vehicles with waste with a total weight of more than 334 tons.

“Mobile groups of Smolensk customs returned the following categories of goods to the territory of the Republic of Belarus: 144 tons of polymer waste, 124 tons of scrap metals, 40 tons of glass waste, 21 tons of waste paper and 5 tons of car tires”, – said the head of the department of control over import and turnover of goods of Smolensk customs Ilya Zalmenzon.

Smolensk customs officials have stopped and returned to the territory of the Republic of Belarus the following categories of goods: 144 tons of polymer waste, 124 tons of scrap metals, 40 tons of glass waste, 21 tons of waste paper and 5 tons of car tires

Waste is not allowed to be imported either due to a ban on its import or due to the lack of necessary authorization documents. The rules of transboundary movement of waste, approved by the Government of the Russian Federation from 17.07.2003 № 442. They establish the order of import of wastes into the territory of Russia for the purpose of their environmentally safe use, export of wastes from the territory of the Russian Federation, as well as transit of wastes through its territory

Reference:

The interdiction of illegal movement of goods subject to restrictive measures continues to be one of the priority areas of Smolensk Customs. Taking into account the geographical location and specifics of the Russian-Belarusian border section, the main role in this area is played by mobile groups, which are part of the department of control over import and turnover of goods

Vitaly Shabanov,

Smolensk customs spokesman

8 (4812) 20 09 78,

shabanovvo01@ctu.customs.gov.ru