Southern Customs Administration

A Krasnodar firm underpaid 4.4 million rubles in customs duties when importing a large shipment of towels from Turkmenistan

Published: February 29, 2024 10:18 AM

The Supreme Court of the Russian Federation has put an end to a dispute between a foreign trade participant and Krasnodar Customs

A Krasnodar company imported more than 34.3 tons of terry towels from Turkmenistan at the end of 2022. Declarations were filed and released as soon as possible at the Southern Customs Post (CED) of the Southern Electronic Customs Office.

After a while, the declarations were filed and released at the Southern Customs Office (SCE) of the Southern Electronic Customs Office

A short time later, the company was subjected to a desk customs audit, which showed that the price of the goods indicated in the export declarations received as part of the information exchange from the State Customs Service of the Republic of Turkmenistan was three times higher than the price declared by the declarant to the customs authorities of the Russian Federation. As a result of the inspection, additional customs payments in the amount of 4.4 million rubles were charged

The firm did not agree with the customs decision and challenged it in court. The courts upheld the position of Krasnodar Customs and concluded that the customs authority had grounds to make the appealed decisions.

Court of Krasnodar Customs

The Krasnodar firm will have to pay the additional customs payments. Checks against the foreign trade participant continue

Tatiana Burmistrova

Press-secretary of Krasnodar Customs

8 (861) 21-99-254