Last year, 37,000 vehicles were imported in the Republic of North Macedonia. Of those, 88 % were second hand, 90% of which diesel. To change this situation with the vehicle fleet in the country, reduce air pollution and ensure environmental protection, the Customs Administration prepared a Draft Law on Motor Vehicle Tax which aims to reduce and discourage the purchase of non energy efficient motor vehicles that pollute the environment, without endangering the social and economic well-being of the citizens. It is expected that the provisions of the new law will contribute to increase the share of energy efficient vehicles that will not contribute to greater environmental pollution.

Deni Internacional is the latest, seventh holder of Authorized Economic Operator Certificate.

The new customs terminal facilities at the road border crossing point Kjafasan, located at the border with the Republic of Albania along the Pan-European Corridor 8 (east-west) were officially inaugurated today (16th September). BCP Kjafasan is the 4th busiest border crossing point for cargo traffic in the country.

Today, the Customs Administration of the Republic of North Macedonia and the Market Inspectorate conducted joint controls against illegal sale of cigarettes, cut tobacco and other tobacco products on the green markets in several cities across the country, previously in Skopje and Bitola and today in Tetovo. Subject to the joint controls was control and seizure of illegally sold products – excise goods.

Over the past four weeks, the customs officers foiled two attempts for drugs traficking, a vehicle with a bunker for smuggling and several attempts for smuggling different goods, including robotic lawnmowers, chemical preparations, clothing, handbags, fresh seafood and cosmetics.