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BRIEF NEWS ON THE 3RD GTI MONGOLIA STAKEHOLDERS MEETING IN ULAANBAATAR, MONGOLIA

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Mongolia has been a member of the Greater Tumen Initiative (GTI) together with the People’s Republic of China, the Republic of Korea and the Russian Federation since its inauguration in 2006. Respective Mongolian focal points (Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Road and Transport Development, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Energy, Ministry of Environment and Tourism, Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Light Industry, Mongolian Customs General Administration, Development Bank of Mongolia, Mongolian National Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Institute for Strategic Studies, Dornod, Khentii, Sukhbaatar and Selenge provinces) are the cornerstone of Mongolia’s cooperation under the GTI framework. However, communication and coordination between the six thematic focus areas of GTI (transport, trade and investment, tourism, energy, environment, agriculture) are rare and understanding of working principles of GTI mechanisms remains inadequate. Hence the opportunities that arise under GTI to cooperate with neighboring countries remain underutilised. General Customs Administration of Mongolia member of GTI “Trade and investment committee” and “Customs sub committee”.

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PSYCHOTROPIC SUBSTANCE SENT VIA THE POST WAS SEIZED

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Approximately 3 kgs of Hashish sent from Spain via international post has been detected during x-ray scanning. The market price for this illegal substance is around 300 million MNT. A joint investigation by the customs and the police has been launched and in process.

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AN ATTEMPT TO SMUGGLE 25 KGS OF LICORICE PLANT AND 570 KGS OF HORSE GUTS CONCEALED IN COAL SHIPMENT

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On the 4th of May, a Mongolian national attempted to smuggle licorice plant and horse guts concealed in a coal shipment via the Gashuunsukhait port. The vehicle belonged to “Tangri Trans LLC”. The seized licorice plant was packed into 7 sacks and the 570 kgs of semi-processed horse guts were packed into 20 separate packages. The case has been transferred to the relevant law enforcement agency in accordance with the law in force.

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SEIZURE AT THE ZAMIIN-UUD CUSTOMS

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A Chinese national traveling on the train from Ulaanbaatar to Erlian on 29 May 2019 had concealed 7 pieces of buck penis in his carry-on. This criminal case has been transferred to the inter-soum attorney’s office for further investigation. The subjects involved in this crime had conducted illegal hunting activities. 

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INFORMATION FOR CUSTOMS STAKEHOLDERS

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In accordance with the Law on the Exemption of Customs duties, the Law on the Exemption from VAT, the Law on the Procedure to Implement the Law on Exemption of Customs duties, and the Law on the Procedure to Implement the Law on Exemption from VAT of 10 May 2018, and in accordance with the Cabinet decree no.101 of 21 March 2019, entities and individuals that imported “Oriented strand board (OSB), wood in logs, sliced wood and wooden building ready to be assembled pre-fabricated in accordance with standards” in the period 1 January 2018 to 1 January 2019 are requested to contact the customs organization with regards to the tax repayment with 1 June 2019.

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