Snuff without brand

Snuff without brand

The Taganrog customs officers during check of one of shops of retail network of the city identified for 9.5 kilograms of tobacco products, had no special (excise) marks. At the point of customs officers found 185 packs of tobacco mixes for a hookah made overseas (Turkey, Egypt, USA, Jordan), not marked by excise stamps of the Russian Federation. On this fact criminal case about an administrative offense under article 16.21 of the administrative code of Ukraine (illegal use of the goods, their acquisition, storage or transportation).

The chief of Department of customs control after release of goods of the Taganrog customs Victoria Sarycheva: “Tobacco products of foreign production, imported into the customs territory of the Russian Federation with a view to its implementation, subject to mandatory marking with excise stamps. Thus, the implementation of tobacco products – tobacco for hookah foreign production – in the absence of marking with excise stamps, evidence of illegal movement of goods across the customs border of the Eurasian economic Union (EEU)”.

The use of the goods illegally moved through customs border of the Eurasian economic Union, shall entail the imposition of an administrative fine on officials in the amount from ten thousand to twenty thousand roubles and on legal entities – from one-half to two times the value of the goods.

The goods seized, under investigation.

Albert Smirnov, press Secretary of the Taganrog customs