North-West Customs Administration

Soluble coffee from China failed to pass customs control at the Shusharsky customs post

Published: April 3, 2024 09:00

Customs officers in St. Petersburg stopped the importation of undeclared Chinese-made instant coffee into Russia during a customs inspection of a consignment.

A consignment of instant coffee from China arrived at the Shusharsky customs post of the St. Petersburg customs office in a railroad container. The goods declaration submitted to the North-West electronic customs indicated the importation into the Russian Federation of 1020 sticks of instant coffee drink with a total weight of 8.8 tons, worth 2.6 million rubles

Officers of the Shusharsky customs post carried out a customs inspection and found a discrepancy between the information declared in the declaration about the quantity of goods being transported. Thus, the consignment of goods consisted of instant coffee drinks of various names in sticks in the amount of 368,000 pieces placed in 44,800 packages.   

The goods not declared in the declaration were seized. – Ramil Rakhmatullin, head of the Shusharsky customs post, said: “For failure to declare goods subject to customs declaration, a case of administrative offense under part 1 of article 16.2 of the Code of Administrative Offenses of Russia was initiated against the declarant. A commodity expert examination has been appointed.  

Pavel Gusev,

spokesman for St. Petersburg Customs

(812) 777-93-78