Officers of the checkpoint “Airport Boryspil” of Kyiv Customs of the SFS recorded an attempt on the illegal import of fitness bracelets to the custom territory of Ukraine with the violation of customs rules for the amount of approximately 500 thousand UAH.
A female Chinese citizen who arrived to Ukraine by a flight had 380 fitness bracelets with included clock function, display modules, mobile phones, rechargeable batteries etc. and independently chose a simplified system – the “green corridor” for the passage of customs control. This meant that the citizen transported goods across the customs border of Ukraine in volumes that are not subject to the customs duties and do not fall under the prohibition or restrictions imposed by the law on the import to the custom territory of Ukraine or export outside this territory and are not subject to written declaration.
At the time of passing the customs control, the specified passenger did not provide a properly issued customs declaration, also did not apply to the customs inspector in the Information area until the crossing of the “green line” in order to obtain the helpful information regarding the clarification of the customs rules and the procedure of using the two-channel system.
Fitness bracelets, display modules, mobile phones, rechargeable batteries, etc. were detected by the customs officers after crossing the “green line” by the passenger; the “green line” marks the end of the “green corridor” zone of simplified customs control. All goods were transported in two suitcases and two cardboard boxes of the passenger without any signs of concealment.
Two personal phones iPhone 5 were cleared for the specified passenger from the detected goods.
Protocol on the violation of customs rules under Article 471 of the Customs Code of Ukraine has been complied. Goods have been seized pending a court decision.
For reference: according to Part 8 Article 374 of the Customs Code of Ukraine goods (except of the excisable) the total invoice value of which is more than 10.000 EUR that are shipped (transported) to the custom territory of Ukraine, in particular, in accompanied and unaccompanied luggage are subject to declaration and customs clearance with submission of the customs declaration stipulated by the legislation of Ukraine for the enterprises, as well as permissions (licenses), certificates of conformity or certificates of conformity in cases stipulated by the legislation of Ukraine for the foreign economic entities, and are subject to the import duty at the full rates of the Customs Tariff of Ukraine and the value added tax at the rate prescribed by the Tax Code of Ukraine.