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As of 18 march customs organization contributed 545.6 billion mnt into state budget revenue

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During the 50 working days from 1 January until 18 March, customs organization has collected 545.6 billion MNT in duties and taxes. In other words, 10.8 billion on average daily have been collected. The differences in the exchange rate has had certain impact on the figure as there has been a 235.6 MNT increase as compared with the same period the previous year. Compared to the first term of last year, the revenue has had 130.4% increase. The composition of the revenue is 52.5% duties and taxes and 41.5% fees.

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WORKSHOP ON NARCOTICS AND MONEY LAUNDERING

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Mongolian Customs organized a workshop for 50 customs officers from all customs houses on enhancing the capacity of officers to combat crimes related to narcotics and money laundering. The workshop was held 11-13 March 2019 and topics included inspection techniques, identification of suspicious activities, persons and cargoes, international best practices, practical exercises on the executions of the obligations stipulated in the relevant laws and legislations. The workshop also had guest speakers such as UK Customs Attache, Capital City’s Prosecution Office, Anti-drug unit of the Polica Department and Financial Intelligence Unit of the Central Bank of Mongolia.

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AN ATTEMPT TO SMUGGLE A DRUG “KUMDANG”

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A Mongolian national attempted to smuggle 3200 ampoules of the drug “Kumdang” from the DPRK on 11 March 2019. All imports of pharmaceuticals and medical goods require special license. Mongolian Customs issues warning that those attempting to import such goods with the proper special license from the relevant authorities shall be liable in accordance with the criminal code.

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MONGOLIA, RUSSIAN FEDERATION AND THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA HELD THE THIRD TRIPARTITE COOPERATION WORKING GROUP MEETING

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Under the framework of the “Program to establish a Mongolian, Russian and Chinese Economic Corridor” customs cooperation among the three countries are also enhancing. On 23 June 2016, the three parties signed an agreement on mutual recognition of inspection results of certain goods. On 26-27 February 2019, the parties held its 3rd meeting in Moscow to review the progress and to discuss the way forward.

The parties agreed to hold the subsequent meeting in September of 2019 in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

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CUSTOMS AND BUSINESS CONSULTATIVE MEETING

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The International Postal Customs held a meeting with companies holding special licenses on 20 February 2019. The agenda of the meeting included the provisions relevant to customs formalities on postal items from the WTO TFA, RKC, and Customs Law. The participants exchanged views on improving the efficiency of customs inspection, assessing risk at manifest level, implementation of the UPost system, the current situation and the way forward.

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