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Recognizing corruption and misuse of official powers

 

  • ·Ambient
    • Occurs during contactwith customs officers;
    • The greater direct contact imposed by regulations and the system - the greater room for corruption and misusepowers;
    • Complex and imprecise regulation with unnecessary discretias cause of corruption and misuse of powers;
    • Lack of or low level transparency – greater possibility for corruption and misuse of powers;
    • Cash payment  - greater possibility for corruption and misuse of powers;
    • The Macedonian economy is still highly dependent - 80% of businesses have to work with the Customs Administration.
  • ·Consequences
    • Illicit trafficking in narcotics, weapons, dual-use goods;
    • Production and distribution of counterfeits and piracy;
    • Cash payments;
    • Money laundering;
    • Tax evasion;
    • Economic crime;
    • Financing terrorism;
    • Smaller financial opportunities to meet public needs;
    • Reduced protection of life, health and the environment;
    • Higher costs for legal trade;
    • Unfair competition and unfavorable business environment.