Volga Customs Administration

Samara customs officers prevented about 672 tons of sugar from being illegally exported from Russia

Published: May 23, 2024 09:51

Since the entry into force of the Decree of the Government of the Russian Federation establishing a temporary ban on the export of sugar, mobile groups of Samara Customs have prevented the illegal export of about 672 tons of the food commodity.

An analysis of shipping documents and inspection of cargo vehicles at highway checkpoints located in the region of Samara Customs revealed 38 attempts to move goods in violation of the decree.

“In accordance with the legislation of the Russian Federation, Samara Customs has established a ban on the illegal export of foodstuffs

“In accordance with the legislation, the export of sugar is possible in the presence of a one-time export license issued by the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation within the volumes provided by the decree. However, all carriers did not have such a document,” said Rustam Tuntaev, Deputy Head of Samara Customs

The temporary ban on sugar exports is set until August 31, 2024. Failure to comply with this requirement entails a penalty, the responsibility for which is stipulated by Article 16.3 of the Administrative Offenses Code of the Russian Federation – failure to comply with prohibitions and restrictions on the export of goods from the Russian Federation

Reference.

Regulation of the Government of the Russian Federation of May 3, 2024. no. 563 “On the introduction of a temporary ban on the export of cane or beet sugar and chemically pure sucrose, in solid state (code 1701 TN VED EAEU), from the Russian Federation and on the approval of the volumes of export of cane or beet sugar and chemically pure sucrose, in solid state (code 1701 TN VED EAEU), from the Russian Federation to the member states of the Eurasian Economic Union” came into force on May 6, 2024.

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 Daria Loseva,

press-secretary of Samara customs