Authorised officials of the Indirect Taxation Authority on the road communication Pelagićevo – Gradačac seized various smuggled textile products worth BAM 60 000.
In the operational action code-named Direction, authorised officers of the Group for the Prevention of Misdemeanors and Smuggling from the regional center of the ITA in Tuzla inspected the origin of goods on the road Pelagićevo-Gradačac. On that occasion, two cargo motor vehicles dealing with the transport of goods were noticed and thoroughly controlled. The control revealed a large amount of textiles, 2,265 pieces of various clothing (T-shirts, tracksuits, jeans), for which there was no legally prescribed documentation, ie. these are goods of foreign origin which have not passed the procedure of regular import customs clearance, and for which no import duties have been paid. The value of the temporarily seized goods is estimated at BAM 60 000.
The relevant goods have been temporarily confiscated, measures and actions provided by law will be taken against two persons before the competent judicial authorities. In the course of taking measures within its competence, specialised equipment and vehicles donated to the ITA by the US Embassy through the EXBS program were used.
The Indirect Taxation Authority of BiH invites all citizens to report to our open line 080 02 06 07 any form of customs or VAT evasion, or illegal sale of excise products. All calls are free and completely anonymous. Citizens can also send a photo and a location of the illegally selling cigarettes and tobacco to Viber number 065 355 155.