Transport monitoring of European Union (“EU”) member states goods

Transport monitoring of European Union (“EU”) member states goods

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20 March 2013

With the goal of monitoring goods considered to have a high tax risk, the Romanian Tax Authorities (“RTA”) have recently initiated a series of measures and inspections.

The RTA have amended their internal procedures and included electronic equipment in the category of goods with high tax risk.

Until now, the categories of goods with high tax risk monitored by the RTA were: meat, meat products, eggs, flowers, fruits, vegetables, canned products (jars and cans), energy products (non excisable) and sugar.

Vehicles loaded with such goods can move within the Romanian territory only after a sealing procedure has been applied at Romania’s border with Bulgaria or Hungary.

In order to unseal the vehicles, the vehicle driver or the legal representative of the goods beneficiary has the obligation to inform the tax authority of the destination county or the county where the transporter will leave the Romanian territory.

According to the legal provisions in force, not respecting the above procedure (e.g. breaking the seal without the permission of the RTA) is considered a criminal offence.

For more information, please contact Peter de Ruiter, Mihaela Mitroi, Ionut Simion and Daniel Anghel.

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