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Russian deputy PM notes growth in trade between Russia-Serbia

MOSCOW: Trade between Russia and Serbia is growing as Serbia was quick enough to take vacant niches on the Russian food market, Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said on Tuesday at a news conference after the 14th session of the Russian-Serbian intergovernmental committee for trade, economic, scientific and technical cooperation. “According to Russia’s customs statistics, bilateral trade expressed in ... Read More »

3 Sri Lankan Custom’s officials in remand custody in bribe case  

COLOMBO: Three Sri Lanka Customs officials, who had been in remand custody for allegedly soliciting a bribe of Rs.125 million were released on bail. The three suspects were released on bail after being produced before the Colombo Chief Magistrate. They had been arrested by officials from the Bribery Commission while accepting the Rs.125 million bribe. Read More »

Customs says ‘no more security checks’ for Maldivians in Sri Lanka

COLOMBO: Sri Lankan authorities have stopped the extra security checks on Maldivians travelling to Colombo, Maldives customs said Sunday. Customs in a statement said its chief Mohamed Junaid had met with his Sri Lankan counterpart and the Sri Lankan finance minister over the tightened security measures at Sri Lanka’s Bandaranaike International Airport for Maldivians. The extra security checks had been ... Read More »

Customs recovers cigarettes worth 357,000 euro in France

PARIS: Customs officers made the seizure after inspecting a truck that had arrived in Rosslare port from Cherbourg in France. A massive haul of smuggled cigarettes has been discovered hidden in a consignment of hot tubs. Customs officers made the seizure after inspecting a truck that had arrived in Rosslare port from Cherbourg in France on Saturday night. The lorry ... Read More »

Customs to meet with importers for tax reforms

NEW YORK: A month after amendments were made to a law which enables the government to again charge merchants higher duties to import goods, the state-owned Customs Department said it will tomorrow (December 1) meet with importers to hear their concerns regarding the change. As was reported by BVI News Online last week, the amendment could also see consumers paying ... Read More »

Egyptian market show increase in car prices, customs tariffs

CAIRO: There is a major discrepancy between the value of car prices sold in the Egyptian market and their prices in their origin markets observed in its monitoring of car prices and customs tariffs. DNE monitored the prices of a number of cars’ 2016 models, which have been offered in the local market and compared their local prices with the ... Read More »

Nigerian Customs seizes 3,465 cartons of smuggled frozen poultry products

ABUJA: Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Federal Operations Unit Zone ‘A’ Ikeja, has seized over 3,465 cartons of smuggled frozen poultry products valued at N15,615,000. The unit also seized over 10,000 50kg bags of rice valued at N50,145,000. Other items, such as vehicles, new and used textile materials, soaps, wine and sugar, were also seized. The Duty paid value of all ... Read More »

Taiwan Customs intercepts shipment of smuggled medical materials

TAIPEI: Customs at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport on Sunday intercepted a shipment of smuggled medical materials at Terminal 2, estimated to be worth NT$1 million (US$30,460), and charged a man in terms of the Pharmaceutical Affairs Act. Senior customs officials said the most commonly seen aesthetic medicine product being smuggled into the nation is hyaluronic acid, followed by placentas and ... Read More »

2 women charged with smuggled gold worth Rs 90 lakh

DUBAI: Two women have been arrested at the airport here for allegedly trying to smuggle into the country gold valued at about Rs 90 lakh. The accused were intercepted by customs officials after their arrival from Dubai here on Thursday.They were allegedly carrying 1.7 kgs of gold each, Vinayak Azad, Additional Commissioner of customs at the airport, said today. He ... Read More »

Pakistan exports to UAE grow 10%

DUBAI: Habib Ahmed briefs Mohammed Helal Al Muhairi on products exhibited by the visiting delegation from Pakistan’s Sialkot Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Abu Dhabi on Sunday. Asif Ali Khan Durrani is also seen. The UAE imports perishable vegetables, fruits, meat, poultry, rice, engineering and electrical products, textiles and ICT products from Pakistan. Abu Dhabi: Pakistan is targeting a ... Read More »

UAE customs, Ministry of Health support import of medical products

ABU DHABI: Officials have warned that certain products that claim to help weight loss could pose a risk to health. The Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Environment, Federal Customs, the Abu Dhabi Health Authority and the Dubai Health Authority received a notice from the US Food and Drug Administration about the hazards of some of the medical products. Hussein ... Read More »

‘Customs Duties Refund Procedure’ starts from Dec 1, 2015

ATHENS: The “Customs Duties Refund Procedure” for goods originating from the European Union will come into effect in Guatemala from December 1, 2015. The right to claim the refund of customs duties (DAI) will be applicable only in connection with goods originating in the European Union, imported in to Guatemala and afterwards re-exported to any other Central American country that ... Read More »

Cattle smuggling down from 2.2m to 0.45m at Indo-Bangla border

NEW DELHI: Narendra Modi government’s efforts to drastically bring down incidents of cattle-smuggling along the India-Bangladesh border have paid off, with just 0.45 million cattle illegally exported to Bangladesh this year, from a high of 2.2 million in 2013. Modi, who was the BJP’s prime ministerial candidiate, had repeatedly talked of an increase in meat exports, euphemistically calling it “pink ... Read More »

Dutch police intercept fake ambulance smuggling narcotics

AMSTERDAM: Collaboration between the NCA and the Dutch National police led to the interception of one of the ambulances in June. A ring of drug smugglers from Netherlands to the UK has been charged for supplying British drug lords with RM10.3 billion worth of narcotics, by camouflaging them inside a fleet of fake ambulances. Smugglers posing as paramedics were used ... Read More »

Kuwaiti Court sentences Egyptian man for smuggling 15,000 Tramadol pills

KUWAIT CITY: The Criminal Court, chaired by Judge Mohammad Ghazi Al-Mutairi, acquitted an Egyptian of smuggling 15,000 Tramadol pills upon arrival at Kuwait International Airport from Suhaj in Egypt. The case file indicates that the customs officer checked the suspect at the counter but did not detect the drugs in the luggage. The officer noticed the bulging clothes of the ... Read More »

Nepal fuel smuggling on rise at Indo-Nepal border areas

NEW DELHI: Spiralling prices of fuel and other commodities in crisis-hit Nepal have given rise to smuggling at Indo-Nepal border areas, said Seema Shashtra Bal sources. For the past two months, Nepal’s southern ethnic minority, the Madhesi, has been barring the entry of trucks of fuel and essential goods from India as part of protests demanding greater rights under Nepal’s ... Read More »

Afghan visitor arrested in smuggling 90 hashish pills

KABUL: A visitor who claimed he was forced to smuggle hashish capsules in his stomach under death threats has been jailed for 10 years. The 50-year-old Afghan visitor, M.Z., was caught in possession of 90 capsules hidden in his intestines at the arrivals terminal of Dubai International Airport in July. The Dubai Court of First Instance convicted M.Z. of smuggling ... Read More »

Niagara Police officer arrested in cheese smuggling case  

OTTAWA: A Niagara Regional Police officer has been sentenced to a total of four months in custody after being convicted of three of six charges related to a cheese smuggling operation. Const. Scott Heron was charged in September 2012 following an investigation into an operation involving the purchasing cases of cheese in bulk from south of the border and bringing it ... Read More »

Police seize 2,000 litres of smuggled diesel from Mohammadpur

DHAKA: Police seized around 2,000 litres of smuggled diesel from Mohammadpur area in Bardiya district. The diesel brought from India was being trafficked to Surkhet. Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Netramani Giri said after the diesel was confiscated a central level leader of Sanghiya Smajbadi Forum Nepal (SSFN) had contacted police with a request to release the contraband. The leader ... Read More »

Indiana Chamber announces legislative priorities for 2016 session

NEW YORK: Indiana Chamber of Commerce recently announced legislative priorities for the 2016 session at the annual Central Indiana Legislative Preview in Indianapolis. The Chamber hopes to bring about changes to higher education, expansion of the civil rights law, employment laws and transportation. “Legislative action is needed in the coming session to address glaring needs and begin implementing long-term strategies ... Read More »