Last month, the customs officers detected a customs fraud, three migrants, as well as several attempts for smuggling various goods, including gold jewellery, firearm ammunition, watches, watch straps, cigarettes, coffee, clothing, truck spare parts, chainsaws, audio equipment and counterfeits.

Today, Customs Director General Mr. Gjoko Tanasoski and the Regional Director of SNB REACTMs. Eli Mufishovski, signed a Memorandum of understanding and cooperation in prevention of trade in counterfeit and pirated goods.

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.