Monday, July 24, 2017

Ural customs discovers illegal sale, trade of cars in Sverdlovsk region

The Ural Customs Administration revealed a series of instances on Friday of the illegal importation and sale of foreign cars in the Sverdlovsk region.

Selling a temporarily imported vehicle violates customs laws and can result in a fine and confiscation of the vehicle under Russian law, Ural Business Consulting reports.

The Ural Customs Administration said automobiles are transferred to Yekaterinburg by citizens of Baltic States or the CIS. The cars are then sold to Russian citizens without customs duty payments or an official certificate of title.

For example, a number of foreign cars imported without customs duty payments were recently sold in Yekaterinburg by citizens of Kyrgyzstan at about half the market price, according to Ural Business Consulting.

The cars were sold to customers who showed little interest in the documentation of the car. The sellers then left the country following the signature of the agreement, leaving the owners of the car with Kyrgyz license plates and no customs declarations. The law requires the cars to be confiscated, should they be pulled over by police.