Federal law to be amended to authorize seizure of undeclared goods
MOSCOW, August 31 - RAPSI. The Russian government has submitted amendments to the Code of Administrative Violations to the State Duma that say that property not declared to the customs service could become the property of the state. The document has been posted on the State Duma's website.
Specifically, the documents propose granting the customs authorities the right to transfer property which was the subject of customs rules violations (particularly, Chapter 16 of the Code) and which were discovered by the authorities, to the Federal Agency for State Property Management.
Chapter 16 of the Code of Administrative Violations defines the following violations: Illegal transfer of goods and (or) means of transport via international transport across a customs border of the Customs Union, non-declaration or false declaration of goods, the violation of a customs control zone's regulations and processes, and submitting invalid documents during the customs declaration process among other things.