Urals Customs Administration

Chelyabinsk customs officers did not release 20 tons of wood to Kazakhstan

Published: April 11, 2024 13:54

Chelyabinsk customs officers together with border guards have stopped an illegal attempt to export coniferous timber. In the course of control on the Russian-Kazakhstani border, a truck was found to be traveling from the Sverdlovsk region to Kazakhstan through the Bugristoye checkpoint. According to the shipping documents, the truck was carrying fuel wood with a volume of 31 cubic meters and a total weight of 20 tons. However, instead of firewood, customs officers found pine logs (round timber), which are classified as business timber

“This type of goods – unprocessed and roughly processed wood is allowed to be exported to the Republic of Kazakhstan only by rail through the Russian-Kazakhstan section of checkpoints across the state border of the Russian Federation. This measure is necessary to control compliance with the annually established limits of export of timber to the EAEU countries”, – comments Denis Tsymbal, head of the service of customs control after release of goods

This is the first fact of illegal export of timber this year. The goods have been returned to the Russian Federation

Anastasia Nikolaeva, press secretary of the Chelyabinsk Customs