VCN – The Northern Anti-Smuggling Enforcement Units (Unit 1 under the Anti-Smuggling and Investigation Department of the General Department of Vietnam Customs) detected a company that took advantage of the export processing regime for smuggling and tax evasion.
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Team 1 detected that T.S Company (located in Bac Giang) opened an export declaration in the E52 regime (exporting processing goods for foreign traders) and registered at the Customs Branch outside the border gate to export goods across Noi Bai International Airport but exported other goods for smuggling and tax evasion.
In early 2022, Team 1 collected information and planned to investigate the case.
Based on the investigation and verification results and the collected evidence and documents about T.S. Company’s violations, the Customs authority determined that in August 2022, the Company registered a customs declaration to export a processing consignment.
According to the declaration, the goods were women’s trousers weighing 700 kg, valued at US$10,350. However, the inspection results showed that the exported goods were mobile phone components,which were inconsistent with the customs declaration, with the total value of infringing goods being more than VND 4 billion.
In addition, Team 1 also discovered that earlier T.S Company had opened 17 export declarations of processed products for foreign partners. Goods were declaredclothes, but exported products were wigs, phone components, and food.
The Anti-Smuggling and Investigation Department said that the case was particularly serious, with an organized and large-scale violation and the infringing goods valued at tens of billion.
The investigation results for violation by the Company also showed that this was an intentional act of fraud in import and export activities, failing to use duty-free raw materials for processing goods for export, making false declarations and failing to export processing goods. This is a sophisticated smuggling method in import and export activities for smuggling and tax evasion worth billion of VND.
On March 29, the Anti-Smuggling and Investigation Department issued a Decision to prosecute the Company for smuggling at the Noi Bai international airport border gate (Hanoi City).
The case has been handed over to the Investigation Police Agency (Hanoi City Police) for further investigation.
By Thai Binh/Ngoc Loan