Novosibirsk customs will demand the documents on the origin of large sums of money

From February 2020, will change the rules for the movement of cash across the border. Novosibirsk customs notes the increase in the number of offences relating to non-Declaration and false Declaration of cash.

From February 2020, when cross-border movement of cash in the sum more than 100 thousand U.S. dollars, you will need to confirm the origin of the money documents. Supporting documents citizens will be required to provide simultaneously with the submission of the passenger customs Declaration.

It can be documents issued by credit institutions when making a citizens exchange conversion withdrawing funds from the account, obtaining credit, as well as documents confirming the conclusion of legal transactions (inheritance, gift, etc.).

In case of non-relevant documents, the movement across the customs border of the EAEU of cash is not allowed.

The new order established by the Decision of the Board Eurasian economic Commission of August 6, 2019 No. 130, “About submission of documents to confirm the origin of cash and (or) monetary instruments”.

This measure is aimed at implementing recommendation 32 of “cash Couriers” Group of development of financial measures of struggle against money-laundering (FATF) aimed at creating ways of countering the financing of terrorism and money laundering.

In 2019 in the region of Novosibirsk customs, individuals were carried out the Declaration of cash totaling 35.6 million USD 10.5 million USD more than in the same period of 2018.

The number of citizens who carried out the Declaration of cash in 2019 amounted to 601 persons, 91 persons more than in 2018.

Imported into Russia was 2.8 million USD, equivalent for 9 items of currencies, predominantly US dollars (93%).

Taken out of Russia of cash for a total amount of 32.9 million USD, equivalent to 13 currencies, most of whom were also US dollars (90%).

The export of cash was carried out in 18 countries of the world: mainly in China (42%), Uzbekistan (27%) and Thailand (13%).

Inspectors of the Novosibirsk customs in 2019 was recorded for 57 cases of moving by physical persons of cash in the large size, of which 53 export fact 4 and fact of import of cash in an amount equal to and exceeding the equivalent of 100 thousand U.S. dollars. Including 4 cases of export by citizens amounts exceeding the equivalent of 500 thousand USD, and 1 case of import of citizen the amount of 1.3 million dollars in cash in a lump sum.

Among the declared natural persons sources of income of export and import funds, the largest share amounted to wages and incomes from entrepreneurial activities.

The main share of the money the citizens had planned to use for current expenses.

As for the offenses, in 2019 the Novosibirsk customs office was opened 112 cases under article 16.4 of the administrative code (failure to Declare or false Declaration of cash) 41 case more than in the same period of 2018.

Also in 2019 was revealed 2 crimes which are prosecuted according to article 200.1 of the criminal code (Smuggling of cash).

Because of not declaring the citizens were seized in different currencies totaling more than 17 million rubles.

Illegal export of cash were trying to do, mainly in countries such as Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Azerbaijan.

According to inspectors of the customs post of the Airport Tolmachevo, the growth in the number of offenses associated with the increase in passenger traffic and strengthening of customs controls, aimed at identifying the most economically significant violations of the customs legislation.

Often offences are committed out of ignorance, due to the carelessness of citizens, who did not want to see the customs laws before traveling abroad.

Novosibirsk customs reminds that to move money across the border can be in any amount provided that the total amount of money equivalent to more than 10 thousand U.S. dollars, will be declared in writing. Administrative liability is incurred by a person who, without written Declaration moves across the customs border of cash in the total amount exceeding 10 thousand US dollars and to criminal responsibility, without a written Declaration of more than 30 thousand U.S. dollars.

Head of Department of administrative investigations of the customs post Airport Tolmachevo Alexander Dorozhkin: “among the most frequent misconceptions, there are cases when the citizens, knowing that in accordance with the legislation you can move without declaring cash in the amount of 10 thousand dollars, did not take into account that you have to consider total amount available in his money in different currencies: dollars, euros, rubles, etc. In that case, if the total amount exceeds the equivalent of 10 thousand U.S. dollars, you must fill in a passenger customs Declaration and pass in the “red corridor”.

Punishment under article 16.4 of the administrative code (failure to Declare or false Declaration of individuals cash) is a fine of from once to twice the amount of undeclared cash (i.e. the part of the amount that exceeds 10 million USD), or their confiscation.

For committing a crime under article 200.1 of the criminal code (Smuggling of cash and (or) monetary instruments) provides a penalty of a fine in the amount up to fifteen times the amount of illegally transferred cash.

Tatiana Suprunova,

a press-the Secretary Novosibirsk customs