Urals Customs Administration

Chelyabinsk customs officers prevented questionable carbonated water from entering the domestic market

Published: February 22, 2024 09:00

Three consignments of carbonated drinks of well-known brands were prevented from entering the trade turnover by officers of the mobile group of the Chelyabinsk Customs together with the Border Department of the Federal Security Service of Russia of the Chelyabinsk region. The goods with a total weight of 43 tons were transported from Kazakhstan without mandatory marking. At present, customs inspection is being carried out and an expert examination has been appointed

“In accordance with the requirements of the legislation of the Russian Federation, soft drinks, in particular sweet carbonated water in glass and polymer packaging, are subject to mandatory labeling. Today mobile groups of Chelyabinsk customs are equipped with special readers that allow to check the legality of the issued identification codes and the legality of the turnover of goods when they are imported into Russia,” explained Denis Tsymbal, head of the customs control service after the release of goods at Chelyabinsk customs

In 2023, the number of detected violations of the movement of goods across the Russian-Kazakh border increased by 30%. Inspectors of mobile groups of customs stopped the illegal trafficking of 535 goods weighing 9 thousand tons. In particular, customs officers revealed 10 facts of cargo movement with violation of mandatory labeling, a total of 418 thousand units of products

 Anastasia Nikolaeva, press secretary of the Chelyabinsk customs