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1 Customs Administration of the Republic of Macedonia Customs Administration of the Republic of Macedonia Skopje, April 2013 Vanco Kargov vanco.kargov@customs.gov.mk 2012 ANNUAL REPORT

2 SummarySummary Duties and responsibilities of the Customs Administration 2012 Annual Reportof the Customs Administration 2012 Annual Report of the Customs Administration Protect the financial interests of the Republic of Macedonia Protect health and lives of people and the environment Maintain and promote competitive business climate Ensure that the customs – related requirements for EU membership are met Prevent and tackle illegal trade and terrorism

3 SummarySummary Reforms and results in 2012 2012 Annual Reportof the Customs Administration 2012 Annual Report of the Customs Administration Grounds for reforms and activities are the Strategic Plan and the Multi-annual Action Plan of the Customs Administration, EU and WCO standards and other internationally recognized best practices Improved mechanisms for administrative procedures, security, communication, transparency, ICT support, as well as financial and non-financial asset management Human resource management was further improved, particularly in the area of employment and promotion, professional development and employees’ integrity Initiated procedure for implementation of ISO 9001:2008 quality standard

4 SummarySummary Reforms and results in 2012 2012 Annual Reportof the Customs Administration 2012 Annual Report of the Customs Administration The existing mechanisms were revised and new mechanisms were introduced to simplify and improve the conditions for accomplishment of customs and excise formalities, particularly through possibilities for е-Customs As a result, the time necessary for conducting customs procedures and issuing export/import licenses and other customs documents has been reduced, the use of simplified customs procedures and procedures with economic impact as well as the possibilities provided by the free trade agreements have become more frequent Cooperation with the business community deepened, transparency and openness for cooperation with the public increased

5 SummarySummary Reforms and results in 2012 2012 Annual Reportof the Customs Administration 2012 Annual Report of the Customs Administration Further enhancement of customs intelligence, risk analysis, physical and documentary control and intellectual property rights protection, as well as post-clearance control Detected great number of cases of tax evasion, illicit trafficking in drugs, animals subjects to prohibitions, cultural heritage, counterfeits, medicines, food, oil derivates, cash etc. Revenue collection target plan was realized and outreached Detected cases of submitted false and invalid documents concerning customs value, certificates of origin of goods, tariff classification and other documents to evade import duties

6 LegislationLegislation Customs legislation 2012 Annual Reportof the Customs Administration 2012 Annual Report of the Customs Administration Introduced possibility for import duties relief for sport equipment and accessories which sports federations receive as donation from foreign donors or in cases of imported sports equipment and accessories purchased with donated funds Import of small parcels was simplified Application of entry and exit summary declaration was postponed Regular Decision on Classification of Goods by Forms of Import and Export was adopted, defining the forms of free export, export, free import and export on grounds of authorisation, consent, decision i.e. certificate

7 LegislationLegislation Customs Tariff 2012 Annual Reportof the Customs Administration 2012 Annual Report of the Customs Administration Reduced or abolished 88 customs duty rates for several kinds of goods including: Raw materials for the food industry Seeds and planting material White or other kinds of sugars Moto-cultivators Sports equipment, skis and other sport accessories Certain unprocessed precious metals These measures are aimed to provide lower costs and better competitiveness of the agricultural and food products, industrial production and the transport sector

8 LegislationLegislation Customs Tariff 2012 Annual Reportof the Customs Administration 2012 Annual Report of the Customs Administration Abolished or reduced customs duty rates of other 128 tariff codes, to be applied as from 2013, for the following goods: Raw materials for automobile spare parts Primary forms of polyethylene terephthalate and foils of polyethylene terephthalate Tool machines Railway cargo cars Buses, new and second-hand

9 EU Integration Alignment with the EU Acquis 2012 Annual Reportof the Customs Administration 2012 Annual Report of the Customs Administration In August 2012, the Government adopted amendments to the Decision on alignment of and amendment to the 2012 Customs Tariff, thus adopting the Commission Regulation on Implementation (EU) no. 155/2012 In December 2012, the Government of the Republic of Macedonia adopted amendments to the Decision on the alignment of and amendment to the 2013 Customs Tariff, which is harmonised with the amendments to the Combined Nomenclature (Official Journal of the EU no. L304 оf 31.10.2012) The Customs Administration published correlation tables of Customs Tariff 2013/2012 and 2012/2013 on its website, used as facilitation tool in the implementation of tariff and non tariff measures

10 EU Integration Alignment with the EU Acquis 2012 Annual Reportof the Customs Administration 2012 Annual Report of the Customs Administration In August 2012, the Government of the Republic of Macedonia passed amendments to the Regulation on the implementation of the European Commission Implementing Regulation concerning the classification of certain goods in the Combined Nomenclature thus adopting 47 Commission regulations concerning the classification of certain goods in the Combined Nomenclature, adopted within April 2011 - April 2012 Amendments to the Customs Tariff Law were adopted in 2012, providing for harmonization with the Council Regulation (EEC) no. 2658/87 on the tariff and statistical nomenclature and on the Common Customs Tariff

11 EU Integration Alignment with the EU Acquis 2012 Annual Reportof the Customs Administration 2012 Annual Report of the Customs Administration Prepared amendments to the Rulebook on completion of the customs declaration and list of codes used Prepared Guidelines on using and manner of completion of the customs declaration for transit procedure by using technique of electronic data processing (ERP transit declaration) New Guidelines on transit procedure - B-1 prepared New Guidelines on guarantees in transit procedure – B-2 prepared

12 EU Integration Alignment with the EU Acquis 2012 Annual Reportof the Customs Administration 2012 Annual Report of the Customs Administration New Guidelines on transit procedure in railway traffic – B-3, prepared Guidelines on Customs Debt Enquiry and Recovery procedure– B-4 List of codes used for completion of the customs declaration by using technique of electronic data processing prepared All these documents were elaborated under the IPA 2008 Project for Implementation of New Computerised Transit System (NCTS).

13 EU Integration Connection with EU IT Systems 2012 Annual Reportof the Customs Administration 2012 Annual Report of the Customs Administration In February 2012 the Government of the Republic of Macedonia adopted a revised National Plan for Implementation of the Common Transit System NCTS in the RM Implementation of New Computerised Transit System (NCTS) Equipped Department for Border and Transit Formalities, in accordance to the current needs National, regional and local transit coordinators were appointed Ongoing procedure for establishment of a Help Desk by taking into account rational and efficient use of the available resources

14 EU Integration Connection with EU IT Systems 2012 Annual Reportof the Customs Administration 2012 Annual Report of the Customs Administration Training, preparation of economic operators and raising public awareness about NCTS : Implementation of New Computerised Transit System (NCTS) - In February 2012, training on NCTS for 9 ICT experts and administrators was held - In April 2012, 4 training courses for 25 NCTS trainers were held - In May 2012, under IPA 2008 NCTS Implementation Project, training for 27 trainers on NCTS guarantee procedures was organised - In March 2012, within the Advisory Council, NCTS was presented before 4 economic chambers, associations of freight-forwarding agents and transporters, different clusters etc,

15 EU Integration Connection with EU IT Systems 2012 Annual Reportof the Customs Administration 2012 Annual Report of the Customs Administration Training, preparation of economic operators and raising public awareness about NCTS : Implementation of New Computerised Transit System (NCTS) In June 2012, in collaboration with the IPA 2008 “Management Support to the NCTS Implementation Project” a Seminar was organised for nearly 70 representatives of freight-forwarding and software companies

16 EU Integration Connection with EU IT Systems 2012 Annual Reportof the Customs Administration 2012 Annual Report of the Customs Administration Training, preparation of economic operators and raising public awareness about NCTS : Implementation of New Computerised Transit System (NCTS) Under the Customs 2013 Programme, in July 2012 in Ohrid (St. Naum) a two-day workshop was organised on “The path towards accession to the Common Transit Convention and the SAD Convention”. Delegates from Austria, Bulgaria, Romania, Slovenia, Hungary, Croatia, as well as from candidate countries – Iceland, Macedonia, Serbia, Turkey and Montenegro and the potential candidate countries – Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo and DG TAXUD.

17 EU Integration Connection with EU IT Systems 2012 Annual Reportof the Customs Administration 2012 Annual Report of the Customs Administration Training, preparation of economic operators and raising public awareness about NCTS : Implementation of New Computerised Transit System (NCTS) In order to broaden the information concerning the domain of customs operations for the business sector, the Economic Chamber of the Republic of Macedonia and the Customs Administration, within the activities of the Advisory Council, in July 2012 organised a Presentation on „the path of accession to the Convention on a Common Transit Procedure and the SAD Convention“.

18 EU Integration Connection with EU IT Systems 2012 Annual Reportof the Customs Administration 2012 Annual Report of the Customs Administration Training, preparation of economic operators and raising public awareness about NCTS : Implementation of New Computerised Transit System (NCTS) - In October and December 2012, 3 workshops were held attended by 107 persons (economic operators and customs agents) focused on how transit procedures will be realized through the NCTS. - With a view of informing about the changes related to the use of bank guarantees in customs procedures, in December 2012 a Seminar for the Bank Sector was organized, attended by 33 participants - Special tab for NCTS was published on the Customs Administration website, with all relevant information related to NCTS

19 EU Integration Connection with EU IT Systems 2012 Annual Reportof the Customs Administration 2012 Annual Report of the Customs Administration In November 2012 started the implementation of the EU Integrated Tariff Environment – ITE, financed by the EU IPA 2009 Programme covering: Accession to EU Integrated Tariff Environment - ITE - EU Tariff System - EU Binding Tariff Information - Allocation of Tariff Quota - Surveillance of goods - European customs inventory of chemical substances

20 ЕУ Интеграција EU Customs 2013 Programme 2012 Annual Reportof the Customs Administration 2012 Annual Report of the Customs Administration Meeting of the Electronic Customs Group, legal and IT aspects (March, Belgium), Representatives of the Customs Administration attended the following training courses, seminars and work meetings: IT training on the applications: central services/reference data and central services / information management (April, Belgium), Workshop on transit test application (May, Belgium), Workshop on „The path towards accession to the Common Transit Convention and the SAD Convention” (July, Ohrid), Electronic Customs Group Meeting (October, Belgium), Meeting of the Electronic Customs Group, legal and IT aspects, presenting the current plans for development of new customs IT systems for common use in the EU (November, Belgium), Training on novelties in the Common System Interface, Common Communication Network, security standards etc.

21 EU Integration Administrative Capacity Building by EU standards 2012 Annual Reportof the Customs Administration 2012 Annual Report of the Customs Administration Through the TAIEX – Instrument for Technical Cooperation, in May 2012 in Ohrid a Workshop on “Classification of Goods“ was organised, attended by customs officers from Macedonia, Albania and Kosovo. Rules of Procedure of the Committee for Harmonization and Monitoring of the Realization of the European Commission Customs Blueprints was adopted The European Commission approved the financing of a Project for Development of Border Infrastructure between the Republic of Macedonia and the Republic of Greece (BORDER IN), under the IPA Cross-Border Programme” 2007-2013

22 EU Integration Administrative Capacity Building by EU standards 2012 Annual Reportof the Customs Administration 2012 Annual Report of the Customs Administration Approved Projects under IPA for 2012 and 2013: Project - Strengthening of the operational and institutional capacities of the Customs Administration for efficient and effective controls, and provide for procurement of additional equipment for the customs laboratory Project - Upgrade of the customs clearance and inspection facilities at the road Border Crossing Kafasan, the realization of which is expected to start in 2015. The Project envisages building of a new terminal for customs clearance of goods Project - Upgrade of the customs clearance facilities at the road Border Crossing Point Tabanovce, the realization of which is expected to start in 2014. The Project envisages extension of the existing customs terminal with additional premises

23 Human Resources at the Customs Administration Legal grounds 2012 Annual Reportof the Customs Administration 2012 Annual Report of the Customs Administration With amendments to the Law on the Customs Administration a possibility for redeployment of the Customs Administration staff to positions with different status was introduced Amendments to the Collective Labour Agreement regulated the procedure of the Commission for selection of candidates for employment New Rules of Procedure of the Committee for Development of Institutional and Administrative Capacity were adopted At the end of 2012, 1,167 persons were employed at the Customs Administration Over 50% of the employees have university education and about 67% directly work on realization of customs procedures and law enforcement

24 EmploymentEmployment 2012 Annual Reportof the Customs Administration 2012 Annual Report of the Customs Administration In February, Plan for Employment in Customs Administration for 2012 was adopted Guidelines for preparation of a test in a selection procedure after placing a public job advertisement were adopted New Operational Instruction on conducting an internal call for filling vacant job positions at the Customs Administration was adopted Volunteering Programme adopted, on grounds of which 10 volunteers were engaged In 2012, employment in Customs Administration on various grounds was gained by 25 people, and 42 people had their employment terminated Human Resources at the Customs Administration

25 Training and professional development 2012 Annual Reportof the Customs Administration 2012 Annual Report of the Customs Administration 2012-2014 Strategy for Training and Professional Development of Customs Officers 2012 Programme for Training and Professional Development adopted Guide on implementation of a training evaluation procedure were adopted Training Needs Assessment Guide was adopted Implementation of a Mentorship Programme Guide was adopted Guidelines on Conducting Expert Exam at the Customs Administration were adopted Human Resources at the Customs Administration

26 Realized training 2012 Annual Reportof the Customs Administration 2012 Annual Report of the Customs Administration 86% of the Programme on Training and Professional development of the Customs Administration was realized: Facilitating and Accelerating of Trade - 100% realized Human Resources - 100% realized Organization of Work - 82% realized Logistic Support - 75% realized Law Enforcement - 74% realized A total of 290 events were held in the form of training courses, presentations, workshops, seminars and study visits 3.189 participants from the Customs Administration attended On average, each participant has received approximately 84 hours of training Human Resources at the Customs Administration

27 Realized training 2012 Annual Reportof the Customs Administration 2012 Annual Report of the Customs Administration General training on customs competences was completed by 60 customs officers 12 workshops were organised through TAIEX in the Republic of Macedonia and 10 study visits abroad 8 training courses were organized through the Programme on technical assistance from the Netherlands 6 training courses were organized in cooperation with the US Embassy and the EXBS Programme 12 activities were organised under the Customs 2013 Programme Human Resources at the Customs Administration

28 Realized training 2012 Annual Reportof the Customs Administration 2012 Annual Report of the Customs Administration Through the e-learning system, courses were uploaded on the following topics : Single Authorisation for Simplified Procedures (4 hours) - 119 participants EORI (30 minutes) - 102 participants Control of Precursors (3 hours) - 149 participants Inspection of Containers (4 hours) - 192 participants Human Resources at the Customs Administration

29 Realized training 2012 Annual Reportof the Customs Administration 2012 Annual Report of the Customs Administration Course on Control of Excise Goods Movement was translated Memorandum of Understanding with the European Commission was signed for translation of the Risk Assessment course Training courses implementation of ISO 9001:2008 were held Human Resources at the Customs Administration

30 Lack of transparency Unnecessary discretionary rights and charging fees Complicated, non- existing and difficult to understand procedures The trade exchange takes 80% in the GDP Application of manual, instead of ICT methods of work At least 80% of the business transactions are related to Customs Quality and precision of legislation and application of standards for goods Macedonia is a small and open economy Human Resources at the Customs Administration IntegrityIntegrity NO

31 IntegrityIntegrity 2012 Annual Reportof the Customs Administration 2012 Annual Report of the Customs Administration Within the Sector for Professional responsibility, Integrity Department was established User Manual on recording disciplinary procedures and lawsuits from employees in the eDMS adopted New Guidelines on Customs Officers' Rotation were adopted Human Resources at the Customs Administration The Rulebook on the manner of customs officers' promotion amended

32 IntegrityIntegrity 2012 Annual Reportof the Customs Administration 2012 Annual Report of the Customs Administration Operational Instruction regarding a self-assessment system of customs officers' performance adopted Guidelines on conducting a survey to explore the social climate at the workplace adopted Code of Conduct for Customs Officers from the Customs Offence Procedure Department adopted Human Resources at the Customs Administration Plan for implementation of the activities of the National Programme for Prevention and Repression of Corruption 2011-2015 adopted User Manual on access to the personal file through the electronic document management system (eDMS) adopted

33 IntegrityIntegrity 2012 Annual Reportof the Customs Administration 2012 Annual Report of the Customs Administration Human Resources at the Customs Administration Conducted internal inspections per organisational unit: Headquarters Regional Customs House Skopje Regional Customs House Shtip Total Regional Customs House Kumanovo Regional Customs House Bitola Regional Customs House Gevgelija 2008 2009201020112012 173553320 98142011 24546 84344 521074 55174 4658864549

34 IntegrityIntegrity 2012 Annual Reportof the Customs Administration 2012 Annual Report of the Customs Administration Human Resources at the Customs Administration Conducted internal investigations per organisational unit: Headquarters Regional Customs House Skopje Regional Customs House Shtip Total Regional Customs House Kumanovo Regional Customs House Bitola Regional Customs House Gevgelija 2008 2009201020112012 204465 40 41 33 24 1818 15 1616 224241515 1015 18113 85 22 1212 6 85 25 125 5 14012711 2 9387

35 IntegrityIntegrity 2012 Annual Reportof the Customs Administration 2012 Annual Report of the Customs Administration Human Resources at the Customs Administration Disciplinary and other measures imposed Warnings Reduction of salary Termination of employment Total Fine Suspension Criminal charges 2008 2009201020112012 --1 4 9 110 90 85 64 73 3542 13 1741 46 27 10 5 14 111 10 11 5 3 - 16 1 5 3 30218512 1 100143

36 Performance measurement 2012 Annual Reportof the Customs Administration 2012 Annual Report of the Customs Administration Operational Instructions on the system of customs officers' performance measurement amended in the part related to the period of performance measurement Guidelines on measuring successfulness of administrative procedures at the Customs Administration revised 20 internal audits conducted, on the basis of which, 73 recommendations were proposed to the relevant organisational units to improve their operations. 61 recommendations have already been implemented, and 12 are currently being implemented Human Resources at the Customs Administration

37 Rewarding and promotion 2012 Annual Reportof the Customs Administration 2012 Annual Report of the Customs Administration Guidelines on giving awards and acknowledgements adopted, regulating the layout, criteria and procedure of granting awards by the Customs Administration With amendments to the Rules on the manner of customs officers' promotion new grades have been introduced: "outstanding", "satisfactory", "partially satisfactory "and" unsatisfactory." Human Resources at the Customs Administration 59 decisions for 15% raise of the current month basic salary were rendered for customs officers who had been exceptionally diligent in the activities and tasks in their workplace

38 Rewarding and promotion 2012 Annual Reportof the Customs Administration 2012 Annual Report of the Customs Administration Awards and acknowledgements presented CO Bogorodica, best border CO in the I and II quarter of 2012 Human Resources at the Customs Administration CO Tabanovce-Motorway, best border CO for the III and IV quarter of 2012 CO Skopje 3, best inland CO for the I, II and III quarter of 2012 CO Skopje 2, best inland CO for the IV quarter of 2012 Jubilee coins – 269 employees Certificates of appreciation and plaques to 9 customs officers Customs plaques to 7 external organisations and 9 individuals Monetary prizes for 3 best-written essays from students of higher education institutions on the topic "Borders Divide, Customs Connects” Monetary prizes to 10 best drawings made by primary school pupils on the topic "Borders divide, Customs connects"

39 Legal grounds 2012 Annual Reportof the Customs Administration 2012 Annual Report of the Customs Administration In conformity with the directives given by the Government of the Republic of Macedonia, in 2012 the Customs Administration started with activities for implementation of the quality management standard ISO 9001:2008 Competencies and organisation The Rulebook on business organization of the Customs Administration and the Rulebook on systematization of job posts at the Customs Administration were subject to amendment on several occasions in 2012 to ensure successful realization of the Project of the Government “No wrong door” Guidelines on the manner of forming working bodies and monitoring of their work were passed, regulating the manner of creating working bodies, keeping relevant records, monitoring of and notification on the working activities and realization of the tasks.

40 Administrative procedures 2012 Annual Reportof the Customs Administration 2012 Annual Report of the Customs Administration Guidelines on the layout and structure of the documentation was adopted, in conformity with the quality managment standard ISO 9001:2008 Competencies and organisation In conformity with the requirements of the ISO 9001:2008, standard, a Procedure for depositary of documentation was adopted User’s Guidelines for archive processing of client electronic applications/requests adopted User’s Guidelines on Interoperability System were passed, and by the end of 2012, it was used 4.554 times In 2012, the eDMS had 1.161 users who created 73 thousand files with 186 thousand documents

41 Security and Communication 2012 Annual Reportof the Customs Administration 2012 Annual Report of the Customs Administration Guidelines on operation with the video-conference system were adopted. 200 users of the government authorities are included in the system and by the end of 2012, 1.934 videoconference links were realized at the Economic System Commission and government sessions. 50 users are included within the Customs Administration, who realized 1.545 video- conference calls in 2012 Competencies and organisation

42 Security and Communication 2012 Annual Reportof the Customs Administration 2012 Annual Report of the Customs Administration New Guidelines on the manner of issuance and withdrawal of official identification card to/from customs officers adopted Competencies and organisation New Rulebook on the form, contents and manner of issuing and withdrawing official identification card to/from customs officers adopted Defibrillators purchased and training for their proper use organized Plans for protection and salvage operations separately for every organisational unit passed Video-surveillance system upgraded to cover physical inspection control points

43 ICT Support 2012 Annual Reportof the Customs Administration 2012 Annual Report of the Customs Administration Guidelines on preventive maintenance of the ICT systems adopted, defining the procedures for continuous monitoring, control, checking and maintenance of the ICT systems Competencies and organisation Guidelines on ensuring uninterrupted functioning of the business processes in case of technical problems related to the Customs Declaration Processing System – MAKCIS were adopted Guidelines on operation with the ICT systems from aspect of ICT security amended Guidelines on application life cycle and ICT systems management amended

44 ICT Support 2012 Annual Reportof the Customs Administration 2012 Annual Report of the Customs Administration At the end of 2012, 43 applications were in function at the Customs Administration, supported by massive hardware and communication equipment Competencies and organisation Their use is regulated by Guidelines, Manuals and standardized Operational Procedures Each application has a designated Functional Project Manager and ICT Support Engineers responsible for technical support The average availability of the ICT systems and applications was 99.7%, which means that the targeted goal of 99,5% has been reached

45 ICT Support 2012 Annual Reportof the Customs Administration 2012 Annual Report of the Customs Administration Competencies and organisation Software applications of the Customs Administration No. of users No. of accesses

46 ICT Support 2012 Annual Reportof the Customs Administration 2012 Annual Report of the Customs Administration Competencies and organisation Software applications of the Customs Administration No. of users No. of accesses

47 ICT Support 2012 Annual Reportof the Customs Administration 2012 Annual Report of the Customs Administration Competencies and organisation Software applications of the Customs Administration No. of users No of accesses

48 ICT Support 2012 Annual Reportof the Customs Administration 2012 Annual Report of the Customs Administration Competencies and organisation Software applications of the Customs Administration No. of users No. of accesses

49 Facilitation and acceleration of customs formalities Customs and excise procedures 2012 Annual Reportof the Customs Administration 2012 Annual Report of the Customs Administration Guidelines on the manner and procedure for granting deferred payment of customs debt amended, regulating the use of one and the same guarantee to secure customs debt, irrespective of whether it is a matter of deferred payment within 30 days or regular payment within 10 days Guidelines on issuance and use of Binding Origin Information adopted Guidelines on acceptance of customs declaration before presenting the goods to the customs authorities adopted, regulating the formalities of acceptance, verification, control and assessment of the documents related to the goods introduced into/exported from the customs territory of the Republic of Macedonia

50 Facilitation and acceleration of customs formalities Customs and excise procedures 2012 Annual Reportof the Customs Administration 2012 Annual Report of the Customs Administration Guidelines on the implementation of the Law on Passenger Transport adopted, regulating the powers, competences and procedures to be applied by customs officers during survey of passenger transport in international road traffic User Manual on the modus operandi with the information system “DANIS“ was passed regulating the manner and responsibilities for control, processing and recording data on issued excise licenses and excise preferential use permits, excise declarations and payments of excise duties made

51 Facilitation and acceleration of customs formalities Customs formalities 2012 Annual Reportof the Customs Administration 2012 Annual Report of the Customs Administration As from January 2012, complete export customs clearance at the BCP Tabanovce (border with Serbia) has been enabled. New business premises were provided for the customs officers and for accommodation and transparent access for the transporters, economic operators and customs agents

52 Facilitation and acceleration of customs formalities Customs formalities 2012 Annual Reportof the Customs Administration 2012 Annual Report of the Customs Administration As from January 2012, complete export customs clearance at the BCP Tabanovce (border with Serbia) has been enabled. New business premises were provided for the customs officers and for accommodation and transparent access for the transporters, economic operators and customs agents New transparent conditions for direct opened communication with the economic operators, transporters and customs agents at the Bogorodica CO (border with Greece)

53 Facilitation and acceleration of customs formalities Customs formalities 2012 Annual Reportof the Customs Administration 2012 Annual Report of the Customs Administration New CO for customs procedures in railway traffic was opened in the industrial zone Skopje where large number of customs and other warehouses, industry facilities and other COs are located The Customs Administration introduced export customs clearance of easily perishable goods and goods easy for physical examination at the BCP Kafasan In order to eliminate the unnecessary duplication of customs procedures and transit of non-cleared goods, in 2012 CO Post Office Bitola was abolished

54 Facilitation and acceleration of customs formalities Customs formalities 2012 Annual Reportof the Customs Administration 2012 Annual Report of the Customs Administration The number of COs where import customs clearance of vehicles can be accomplished has been increased to 20 COs New Guidelines on the minimal conditions and manner of determination of the working space where goods transported by freight motor vehicle are presented for inspection to customs authorities were adopted

55 Facilitation and acceleration of customs formalities Е_Customs 2012 Annual Reportof the Customs Administration 2012 Annual Report of the Customs Administration Development of a new Customs Declarations and Excise Processing System started Manual on changing IP addresses of VPN users from the public authorities and Manual on ASYCUDA client server name changing for the users of the external domain prepared Guidelines on electronic issuance of TIR certificates adopted. By the end of 2012, 1.515 TIR certificates were issued Enabled payment of administrative taxes up to 250 denars via SMS

56 Facilitation and acceleration of customs formalities Е_Customs 2012 Annual Reportof the Customs Administration 2012 Annual Report of the Customs Administration Electronic Single Window system for issuance of import and export licenses - EXIM User Manual on processing tariff quota via EXIM adopted Guidelines on allocation of tariff quota according to the principal “first came, first served” passed Guidelines on the use of paper documents (paper fall-back procedure) in case of technical problems in EXIM adopted Guidelines on exercise of Customs Administration’s competences concerning EXIM administration adopted Transport Licenses Module for electronic processing of licenses for international transport of goods and passengers, introduced

57 1.5 h2.5 h5.6 h Facilitation and acceleration of customs formalities Е_Customs 2012 Annual Reportof the Customs Administration 2012 Annual Report of the Customs Administration Electronic Single Window system for issuance of import and export licenses - EXIM Description 2009201020112012 Number of involved government institutions15 16 Number of economic operators users of EXIM3005201,8573,540 Issued import, export and transit licenses through EXIM28,61452,11866,78171,467 Lodged requests for tariff quota through EXIM5,2023,8604,091 Average time for acquiring a license through the EXIM EXIM OPERATION STATISTICS 7.4 h 5,616

58 Facilitation and acceleration of customs formalities Е_Customs 2012 Annual Reportof the Customs Administration 2012 Annual Report of the Customs Administration

59 Facilitation and acceleration of customs formalities Е_Customs 2012 Annual Reportof the Customs Administration 2012 Annual Report of the Customs Administration Electronic management of customs procedures for customs procedures with economic impact - E-Lohn The application for issuance of inward processing authorizations (E- Lohn) was upgraded with possibility for electronic application for and granting of authorizations for all types of procedures with economic impact and monitoring of the discharging of the inward processing procedure Manual and Guidelines on the modus operandi of the E-Lohn So far, 197 users are registered in the system and they have submitted 359 requests, 65 of which were approved INTENSIVE PROMOTION OF THE E-Lohn SYSTEM IS UNDERWAY

60 Facilitation and acceleration of customs formalities Е_Customs 2012 Annual Reportof the Customs Administration 2012 Annual Report of the Customs Administration Portal for Electronic Communication - PEC Through the PEC the external users can search over 70 standardized electronically controlled requests 24/7 Over 350 external users registered Received over 12.7 electronic requests (19.7 thousand in 2011 and 4 thousand 2010), to which the Customs Administration sent 11.5 electronic replies (4.6 thousand in 2011 and 4 thousand in 2010). Simplified application for authorisation for temporary admission procedure, request for use of incomplete declaration, request for Binding Tariff Information, request for relief from import duties, request for collection of excise stamps, request for use of simplified import/export procedure, request for status of authorised consignee, request for simplified import procedure, summary export under cargo manifest, request for pre-arrival control, order for planned quantities etc

61 Facilitation and acceleration of customs formalities Volume of work 2012 Annual Reportof the Customs Administration 2012 Annual Report of the Customs Administration Issued customs and excise permits and licenses

62 Facilitation and acceleration of customs formalities Volume of work 2012 Annual Reportof the Customs Administration 2012 Annual Report of the Customs Administration Effects of the use of preferential origin of goods, pursuant Free Trade Agreements

63 Facilitation and acceleration of customs formalities Volume of work 2012 Annual Reportof the Customs Administration 2012 Annual Report of the Customs Administration Realized customs procedures per type

64 Facilitation and acceleration of customs formalities Volume of work 2012 Annual Reportof the Customs Administration 2012 Annual Report of the Customs Administration Realized customs procedures per mode of transport

65 Facilitation and acceleration of customs formalities Volume of work 2012 Annual Reportof the Customs Administration 2012 Annual Report of the Customs Administration Traffic of freight motor vehicles

66 Law Enforcement Control Risk Management Strategy revised Legal Framework 2012 Annual Reportof the Customs Administration 2012 Annual Report of the Customs Administration Annual Action Plan for implementation of the 2012 Risk Management Strategy adopted Strategy for Prevention of Illicit Trafficking in Tobacco and Tobacco Products revised 2012 Action Plan for implementation of the Strategy for Prevention of Illicit Trafficking in Tobacco and Tobacco Products adopted Strategy for Prevention of Illicit Trafficking in Narcotic Drugs revised Strategy for Prevention of Illicit Trafficking in Narcotic Drugs, revised

67 Law Enforcement Control 2012 Action Plan for implementation of the Strategy for Prevention of Illicit Trafficking in Narcotic Drugs adopted Legal Framework 2012 Annual Reportof the Customs Administration 2012 Annual Report of the Customs Administration Strategy for Protection of Intellectual Property Rights revised 2012 Action Plan for implementation of the Strategy for Protection of Intellectual Property Rights adopted 2012 Minimum Quantitative Targets for Prevention of Illicit Trafficking and Trade Facilitation by Organiztaional Units adopted

68 Law Enforcement Control Legal Framework 2012 Annual Reportof the Customs Administration 2012 Annual Report of the Customs Administration Amendments to the Rules of Procedure of the Control and Safety Committee and the Rules of Procedure of the Risk Management Committee Strategy for mutual recognition of customs controls with the neighboring countries prepared Agreement on Customs Cooperation with Montenegro harmonized The Customs Administration was designated as Coordinator of the Inspection Council (with members of State Administration Bodies' officers with powers to conduct inspections The Customs Administration was designated as Coordinator of the Inspection Council (with members of State Administration Bodies' officers with powers to conduct inspections )

69 Law Enforcement Control Legal Framework 2012 Annual Reportof the Customs Administration 2012 Annual Report of the Customs Administration prepared and harmonized Memorandum of Understanding with MEPSO Organization of an International Conference on the Use of Special Customs Surveillance Equipment Organization of an International Conference on the Use of Special Customs Surveillance Equipment started In collaboration with the Azerbaijan Customs Service, the Customs Administration started organizing International Conference on Customs Measures for Protection of Cultural Heritage Started activities for establishment of a system for information exchange with the Office for Protection of Cultural Heritage

70 Law Enforcement Control Legal Framework 2012 Annual Reportof the Customs Administration 2012 Annual Report of the Customs Administration Prepared Work Process for Customs Administrative Procedure and Work Process for Court Representation Organization of an International Conference on the Use of Special Customs Surveillance Equipment Organization of an International Conference on the Use of Special Customs Surveillance Equipment started C ommenced preparation of Guidelines for Safekeeping of Evidence associated with all types of investigations and court proceedings (criminal, offence, civil, administrative, disciplinary and other cases)

71 Law Enforcement Control Customs Intelligence 2012 Annual Reportof the Customs Administration 2012 Annual Report of the Customs Administration New Guidelines on the Intelligence Department Operation, introducing 18 forms were introduced in relation to various activities undertaken in the intelligence cycle and special record-keeping Guidelines on modus operandi with the Search Engine of internet site and press-agencies news adopted Guidelines on the modus operandi with the Application for Foreign Currency Control Books for recording of imported and exported cash and securities and communication with the Financial Intelligence Office

72 Law Enforcement Control Risk analysis 2012 Annual Reportof the Customs Administration 2012 Annual Report of the Customs Administration Development of new application “Market Surveillance” started. It will accelerate the process of preparation and recording of "Notices on prevention of release of goods for free circulation" Manual for using the application for control of foreign motor vehicles' stay on the customs territory of the Republic of Macedonia, which regulates the use of ANPR Manual for using the application for control of foreign motor vehicles' stay on the customs territory of the Republic of Macedonia, which regulates the use of ANPR adopted Guidelines on using the information (notifications) system regarding changes in the data of companies and the status of persons therein Guidelines on using the information (notifications) system regarding changes in the data of companies and the status of persons therein adopted

73 Law Enforcement Control Risk analysis 2012 Annual Reportof the Customs Administration 2012 Annual Report of the Customs Administration Guidelines for pre-arrival selection of shipments and User Manual for the modus operandi with the shipment selection module through SEED 2, regulating the manner of selection of shipments before their arrival on the territory of the Republic of Macedonia were adopted Guidelines for keeping statistics on import, export and transit, their analysis and proposals for measures Guidelines for keeping statistics on import, export and transit, their analysis and proposals for measures adopted Project for automation of pre-arrival and pre-departure selection at airport customs offices in passenger traffic for the part that refers to express mail shipments - RAAVIO Module Project for automation of pre-arrival and pre-departure selection at airport customs offices in passenger traffic for the part that refers to express mail shipments - RAAVIO Module, started

74 Law Enforcement Control Customs control and investigations 2012 Annual Reportof the Customs Administration 2012 Annual Report of the Customs Administration New Guidelines on the Investigation Department's Operation regulating the work of officers in the judicial police, ex officio or upon an order of the Public Prosecutor's Office, in line with the novelties in the CPL Guidelines for acting upon a warrant to apply special investigative measures Guidelines for acting upon a warrant to apply special investigative measures prepared New Guidelines for verification of evidence of preferential origin of goods, regulating the manner of control and verification of proof of origin under the free trade agreements signed with the EU, EFTA, CEFTA, Turkey and Ukraine

75 Law Enforcement Control Customs control and investigations 2012 Annual Reportof the Customs Administration 2012 Annual Report of the Customs Administration Guidelines for filing criminal charges amended, to ensure them with the new Criminal Procedure Law The manner of updating and using electronic records of criminal charges is regulated by the Guidelines for the modus operandi with the electronic records of criminal charges New Guidelines on the manner and procedure of apprehension, arrest and detention of suspects, regulating the manner and procedure of apprehension, arrest and detention of suspects under the new Law on Criminal Procedure

76 Law Enforcement Control Customs control and investigations 2012 Annual Reportof the Customs Administration 2012 Annual Report of the Customs Administration Guidelines on transporting suspects, regulating the transportation of a person suspected of having committed a crime, adopted New Guidelines on handling and use of firearms and ammunition in the Customs Administration, defining the safety rules for storing, carrying, handling and use of weapons and ammunition Guidelines on the modus operandi wth the electronic records on seizures were adopted which regulate the manner of updating and use of seizures electronic records

77 Law Enforcement Control Post-clearance control 2012 Annual Reportof the Customs Administration 2012 Annual Report of the Customs Administration Guidelines on conducting on-site controls of holders of authorizations for customs procedures with economic impact (customs warehousing, inward processing, processing under customs control, temporary import and outward processing) adopted Started revision of the existing Guidelines on Company Control and its alignment with with the WCO recommendations, as well establishing a system for control over the production of excise goods based on legislation

78 Law Enforcement Control Results from physical control 2012 Annual Reportof the Customs Administration 2012 Annual Report of the Customs Administration Prevention of illicit trafficking in narcotic drugs, psychotropic substances and precursors Prevention of illicit trafficking in weapons and explosive materials and objects Protection of cultural heritage of the Republic of Macedonia Prevention of illegal trade in live animals Prevention of illegal migration Prevention of illicit transfer of cash and securities No. actions UnitQuantity 25kg700 11 2 5 6 25 piece person Euros piece 705.000 1.877 2.264 14 460

79 Law Enforcement Control Results from physical control 2012 Annual Reportof the Customs Administration 2012 Annual Report of the Customs Administration Prevention of unauthorized trade in foodstuffs Prevention of illicit trafficking in cigarettes and other tobacco products Prevention of prohibitted use of extra light fuel Prevention of illegal trade in clothing, fashion accessories, textiles, raw materials No. actions UnitQuantity 25piece30.000 60 28 86 Prevention of unauthorized trade in medicines and medical apparatus piece М²М² 310.000 78.000 17.000 28 31piece118.000 kg5.600 kg4.500

80 Law Enforcement Control Results from physical control 2012 Annual Reportof the Customs Administration 2012 Annual Report of the Customs Administration Prevention of illegal trade in jewelry, accessories and jewelry items made of precious metals Prevention of illegal trade in cosmetics, perfumes, hygiene items etc Prevention of illegal trade in other goods No. actions UnitQuantity 32piece16.000 31 82piece 15.000 92.000

81 513 kg of marijuana seized in December 2012 at its entry at BC Kafasan (Albania), in coordination of the Customs Administration and the Ministry of Interior. The drugs were hidden in a special bunker in a truck carrying cement Law Enforcement Control Prevention of Illicit Trafficking in Narcotic Drugs, Psychotropic Substances and Precursors Results from physical control 2012 Annual Reportof the Customs Administration 2012 Annual Report of the Customs Administration

82 513 kg of marijuana seized in December 2012 at its entry at BC Kafasan (Albania), in coordination of the Customs Administration and the Ministry of Interior. The drugs were hidden in a special bunker in a truck carrying cement Law Enforcement Control 25 kg of marijuana seized in December 2012 at its exit at BC Tabanovce (Serbia). The drugs were hidden in the internal parts of the doors and the dashboard of a passenger vehicle Prevention of Illicit Trafficking in Narcotic Drugs, Psychotropic Substances and Precursors Results from physical control 2012 Annual Reportof the Customs Administration 2012 Annual Report of the Customs Administration

83 Law Enforcement Control 25 kg of marijuana seized in December 2012 at its exit at BC Tabanovce (Serbia). The drugs were hidden in the internal parts of the doors and the dashboard of a passenger vehicle Prevention of Illicit Trafficking in Narcotic Drugs, Psychotropic Substances and Precursors Results from physical control 2012 Annual Reportof the Customs Administration 2012 Annual Report of the Customs Administration 1.650 kg of heroin seized in December 2012 at its exit at BC Tabanovce (Serbia). The drugs were hidden on a passenger on a bus having Vienna as a final destination

84 Law Enforcement Control Prevention of Illicit Trafficking in Narcotic Drugs, Psychotropic Substances and Precursors Results from physical control 2012 Annual Reportof the Customs Administration 2012 Annual Report of the Customs Administration 1.650 kg of heroin seized in December 2012 at its exit at BC Tabanovce (Serbia). The drugs were hidden on a passenger on a bus having Vienna as a final destination 9.4 kg of heroin seized in October 2012 at its exit at BC Deve Bair (Bulgaria). The drugs were hidden in the bumpers of a passenger vehicle

85 Law Enforcement Control Prevention of Illicit Trafficking in Weapons and Explosive Materials and Objects Results from physical control 2012 Annual Reportof the Customs Administration 2012 Annual Report of the Customs Administration 120 pieces of ammunition confiscated in October 2012 at BC Kafasan (Albania)- entry, from a Macedonian citizen. The ammunition was hidden in a plastic bag under the co-driver seat of a passenger vehicle

86 Law Enforcement Control Prevention of Illicit Trafficking in Weapons and Explosive Materials and Objects Results from physical control 2012 Annual Reportof the Customs Administration 2012 Annual Report of the Customs Administration 120 pieces of ammunition confiscated in October 2012 at BC Kafasan (Albania)- entry, from a Macedonian citizen. The ammunition was hidden in a plastic bag under the co-driver seat of a passenger vehicle 40 pieces of brass knuckles seized in December 2012 at the BC Blace (Kosovo) from a Macedonian citizen. The brass knuckles were hidden in a plastic bag on a bus from Skopje to Novi Pazar

87 Law Enforcement Control Protection of Cultural Heritage of the Republic of Macedonia Results from physical control 2012 Annual Reportof the Customs Administration 2012 Annual Report of the Customs Administration 262 artefacts from the territory of Macedonia (coins, lead seals, etc.) seized in September 2012 at the Alexander the Great Airport in Skopje from a foreign national. Most of them originate from the III-IV century, and the rest are from different time periods, including the period BC

88 Контрола на примена на законите Protection of Cultural Heritage of the Republic of Macedonia Results from physical control 2012 Annual Reportof the Customs Administration 2012 Annual Report of the Customs Administration 262 artefacts from the territory of Macedonia (coins, lead seals, etc.) seized in September 2012 at the Alexander the Great Airport in Skopje from a foreign national. Most of them originate from the III-IV century, and the rest are from different time periods, including the period BC 143 coins and 55 artefacts from the territory of Macedonia seized in September 2012 at BC Tabanovce (Serbia)- railway station. Most of them originate from the II - III century

89 Law Enforcement Control Prevention of Illegal Trade in Live Animals Results from physical control 2012 Annual Reportof the Customs Administration 2012 Annual Report of the Customs Administration 4 chameleons (Bradypodion pumilum - Cape dwarf chameleon) protected by CITES - Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of wild flora and fauna seized at BC Tabanovce (Serbia) in November 20124 4 chameleons (Bradypodion pumilum - Cape dwarf chameleon) protected by CITES - Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of wild flora and fauna seized at BC Tabanovce (Serbia) in November 2012 4

90 Law Enforcement Control Prevention of Illegal Trade in Live Animals Results from physical control 2012 Annual Reportof the Customs Administration 2012 Annual Report of the Customs Administration 4 chameleons (Bradypodion pumilum - Cape dwarf chameleon) protected by CITES - Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of wild flora and fauna seized at BC Tabanovce (Serbia) in November 2012 450 pond sliders, discovered in March 2012 at their exit at BC Tabanovce (Serbia). The animals were found in a bag, with a passenger, Macedonian national on a bus traveling from Ohrid to Belgrade

91 Law Enforcement Control Prevention of Illicit Transfer of Cash and Securities Results from physical control 2012 Annual Reportof the Customs Administration 2012 Annual Report of the Customs Administration 318 thousand Euros impounded in November 2012 on their exit at BC Tabanovce (Serbia). They were concealed in a backpack of the driver of a passenger vehicle

92 Law Enforcement Control Prevention of Illicit Transfer of Cash and Securities Results from physical control Извештај за работата на Царинска управа во 2012 318 thousand Euros impounded in November 2012 on their exit at BC Tabanovce (Serbia). They were concealed in a backpack of the driver of a passenger vehicle 900 thousand Denars impounded on entry at BC Kafasan (Albania). The Denars were hidden in a plastic bag in the luggage compartment of a passenger bus

93 Law Enforcement Control Prevention of Illegal Immigration Results from physical control 2012 Annual Reportof the Customs Administration 2012 Annual Report of the Customs Administration Illegal immigrant discovered at BC Bogorodica (Greece) while entering the country in June 2012. The immigrant was hidden in the booth of a passenger vehicle in the part intended for a spare tyre

94 Law Enforcement Control Спречување нелегална миграција Results from physical control 2012 Annual Reportof the Customs Administration 2012 Annual Report of the Customs Administration An illegal immigrant discovered at BC Bogorodica (Greece) while entering the country in June 2012. The immigrant was hidden in the booth of a passenger vehicle in the part intended for a spare tire 4 foreign illegal immigrants discovered in August 2012 on their entry at BC Bogorodica (Greece). The immigrants were hidden in a truck with Turkish license plates loaded with motor oil destined for Kosovo

95 Law Enforcement Control Prevention of Illegal Trade in Medicines and Medical apparatus Results from physical control 2012 Annual Reportof the Customs Administration 2012 Annual Report of the Customs Administration 78 thousand medicines seized in December 2012 at BC Tabanovce (Serbia). The medicines were found in the luggage area of a passenger vehicle with Macedonian license plates

96 Law Enforcement Control Prevention of Iillegal Trade in Foodstuffs Results from physical control 2012 Annual Reportof the Customs Administration 2012 Annual Report of the Customs Administration 4,500 pieces of sandwich flat- bread seized in November 2012 at BC Deve Bair (to Bulgaria)

97 Law Enforcement Control Prevention of Illicit Trafficking in Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Results from physical control 2012 Annual Reportof the Customs Administration 2012 Annual Report of the Customs Administration 345 packs of cigarettes detected on exit at BC Delchevo (Bulgaria) concealed under the skirt, in the tights of a Bulgarian car driver’s wife

98 Law Enforcement Control Prevention of Illegal Use of Extra Light Heating Oil Results from physical control 2012 Annual Reportof the Customs Administration 2012 Annual Report of the Customs Administration Taking fuel from a tank for laboratory analysis

99 Law Enforcement Control Prevention of Illegal trade in Clothing, Fashion Accessories, Textiles and Raw Materials Results from physical control 2012 Annual Reportof the Customs Administration 2012 Annual Report of the Customs Administration More than 2,000 kg of fabric seized from a company in Shtip, for which import duties were not paid (lohn)

100 Law Enforcement Control lligal Trade in Accessories and Jewellery Results from physical control 2012 Annual Reportof the Customs Administration 2012 Annual Report of the Customs Administration 4,500 pieces of jewellery and 6 kg of beads seized in July 2012 at BC Bogorodica (Greece)

101 Law Enforcement Control Illegal Trade in Cosmetics, Perfumes, Hygiene Items etc. Results from physical control 2012 Annual Reportof the Customs Administration 2012 Annual Report of the Customs Administration More than 28 thousand cosmetic products seized in July 2012 at BC Bogorodica (hair removers, sterilizers, wax melting machines, hair-dryers, perfumes, gels, shampoos, soaps, razors, shaving brushes, hair brushes, bleeding sticks etc.)

102 Law Enforcement Control Prevention of Illegal Trade in Other Goods Results from physical control 2012 Annual Reportof the Customs Administration 2012 Annual Report of the Customs Administration 770 luxury models of mobile phones (iPhone 4, HTC, NOKIA, SAMSUNG) seized in January 2012 at the Alexander the Great Airport

103 Law Enforcement Control Prevention of Illegal Trade in Other Goods Results from physical control 2012 Annual Reportof the Customs Administration 2012 Annual Report of the Customs Administration 770 luxury models of mobile phones (iPhone 4, HTC, NOKIA, SAMSUNG) seized in January 2012 at the Alexander the Great Airport Over 5 tons of fertilizer seized in July 2012 at CO Strumica.

104 Law Enforcement Control Disregard of Rules on Stirring Foreign Vehicles and Public Transport Vehicles Results from physical control 2012 Annual Reportof the Customs Administration 2012 Annual Report of the Customs Administration Due to disregard of regulations on stirring foreign motor vehicles in the Republic of Macedonia, in 2012, the Customs Administration, in 119 cases, impounded 119 vehicles Independently or in cooperation with the State Transport Inspectorate, in 2012, the Customs Administration discovered 97 cases of violation of regulations in international transport of passengers

105 Law Enforcement Control Results from documentary control 2012 Annual Reportof the Customs Administration 2012 Annual Report of the Customs Administration Invalid FalsifiedOtherTotal Invoices (undervaluation) 16,588123,69220,292 Certificates of preferential origin 2181164293 Incorrect tariff classification 4570115572 Other documents for customs duty assessment 1,0590121,071 Other types of invalid documents 290029 Total 18,351233,88322,257 In 2012, 513 samples were analyzed (430 in 2011) in the Customs Laboratory. in 285 cases, it was found that the goods were classified in inadequate tariff codes. PREVENTED AND REVEALED OVER 22 THOUSAND CASES OF EVASTION OF 875 MILLION DENARS OF IMPORT DUTIES

106 Law Enforcement Control Results from documentary control 2012 Annual Reportof the Customs Administration 2012 Annual Report of the Customs Administration 20122011 Trade company control 55 55 52 52 Control of excise permit holders 55 5543 Control of holders of authorisations for inward processing 222 227 227 Control of holders of authorisations for customs warehousing 153 148 148 Control of holders of other authorisations with economic impact 36 36 18 18 Control of simplified customs procedures 1,175 972 972 Control of holders of customs representation authorisations 231 0 Вкупно 1,9271,461 Number of controls TOTAL PREVENTED AND DETECTED CASES FOR EVASION OF 480 MILLION DENARS OF DUTIES

107 Law Enforcement Control Passed 1.047 Decisions on subsequent collection of 800 million denars of import and excise duties, of which: Legal measures taken 2012 Annual Reportof the Customs Administration 2012 Annual Report of the Customs Administration Improper tariff classification Invalid and falsified invoices Invalid and falsified proofs of preferential origin Non-declared import and documents for assessment of customs duties basis No. Decisions Million MKD 9 46 46 98 98 145 145 164 164 543 400 400 10 10 Excise and other duties 156 156 30 30

108 Law Enforcement Control 91 criminal charges against 111 individuals and 31 legal entities filed, of which: Legal measures taken 2012 Annual Reportof the Customs Administration 2012 Annual Report of the Customs Administration Invalid and falsified documents Illegal trade in narcotics Illegal trade in cigarettes Illegal trade in weapons Individuals Legal entities 26 26 - 52 52 2 21 21 4 - - Criminal charges on other grounds 5 32 32

109 Law Enforcement Control 737 offence charges were filed, of which: Legal measures taken 2012 Annual Reportof the Customs Administration 2012 Annual Report of the Customs Administration Customs offences Foreign currency offences Excise offences 674 674 45 45 18 18 A total of 1,657 offence cases solved (of several years) Imposed fines amounting 91 million denars

110 Law Enforcement Control Participation in 9 international operations International activities 2012 Annual Reportof the Customs Administration 2012 Annual Report of the Customs Administration 130 cases inserted in the CEN database 20 pieces of information regarding seizures of drugs to ZKA 38 pieces of information on seizures of drugs to SELEC Regular cooperation with UNODC Continuous information exchange through EU TWIX Regular cooperation with the Customs Administrations of Serbia, Kosovo, Albania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Germany, France and Sweden

111 Law Enforcement Control Intellectual Property Rights Protection 2012 Annual Reportof the Customs Administration 2012 Annual Report of the Customs Administration Introduced IPM (Interfaced Public-Member) Platform of WCO and Guidelines on administration and use of the IPM platform prepared In January 2012, a new project for development of a separate module within the Integrated Information System for electronic record-keeping and administration of the activities related to intellectual property rights protection

112 Law Enforcement Control Intellectual Property Rights Protection 2012 Annual Reportof the Customs Administration 2012 Annual Report of the Customs Administration Under the WCO Programme for Protection of Intellectual Property Rights, the Customs Administration of the Republic of Macedonia took part in 3 subsequent WCO operational missions in El Salvador, carried out in Middle America, the Caribbean and part of South America - 2011; in the region of Africa, in Togo and operation in Kenya, July 2012 as well as in the region of East-Africa, in Djibouti and Kenya, December 2012

113 Clothes, accessories and other products and raw materials piece Law Enforcement Control Intellectual property Rights Protection 2012 Annual Reportof the Customs Administration 2012 Annual Report of the Customs Administration In 149 actions, on grounds of reasonable suspicions that the goods in question infringe intellectual property rights, 341 thousand pieces of goods were seized Type of product UnitQuantity (in 000) 106 Footwear and accessoriespiece21 Perfumes, deodorants, cosmetics etc. piece 58 Telephones, IT, video, audio equipment and parts thereof piece 74 Auto spare parts and equipment piece 31 Medicines piece 6 Other 45 SEIZED PRODUCTS IN 2012 DUE TO SUSPICIONS THAT THEY VIOLATE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS piece

114 Law Enforcement Control Intellectual Property Rights Protection 2012 Annual Reportof the Customs Administration 2012 Annual Report of the Customs Administration Over 43 thousand packs of counterfeit shoe polish of the Slovenian brand Ilirija seized in January 2012. The declared value of the counterfeit goods was 0.3 denar per item, while the market value of the original product is 35 denars, i.e. over 10 times higher Interesting cases:

115 Контрола на примена на законите Intellectual Property Rights Protection 2012 Annual Reportof the Customs Administration 2012 Annual Report of the Customs Administration Over 1.500 pieces of counterfeit medicines of the trademarks Viagra, Pfizer, Cialis, Kamagra, Oral Jelly and Levitra. The counterfeit medicines were seized in a specially organized action on a motorway pay-toll Поинтересни случаи:

116 Law Enforcement Control Intellectual Property Rights Protection 2012 Annual Reportof the Customs Administration 2012 Annual Report of the Customs Administration About 20.000 pieces of counterfeit car air fresheners of the brands BMW, Audi, Mercedes-Benz and JULIUSS ÄMANN LTD, the market value of which could reach about 700 thousand denars Interesting cases:

117 Law Enforcement Control Intellectual Property Rights 2012 Annual Reportof the Customs Administration 2012 Annual Report of the Customs Administration Over 7.000 pieces counterfeit children’s slippers of the trademark NIKE, seized in June 2012. The declared value of the goods was 320 thousand denars, while the market value of the original products would be about 2 million denars Interesting cases:

118 Law Enforcement Control Revenues collected 2012 Annual Reportof the Customs Administration 2012 Annual Report of the Customs Administration Type 20122011% Customs duties 4,0663,7797.59 VAT41,04141,322-0.68 Excise duties16,58715,5596.61 Other charges2,2311,064109.68 Total63,92561,7243.57 In million denars

119 Transparency and cooperation in customs matters Public relations 2012 Annual Reportof the Customs Administration 2012 Annual Report of the Customs Administration 20 years of Independent and Autonomous Customs Service of the Republic of Macedonia Promoted Monograph of the Customs Administration “20 Years for the Future of Macedonia“

120 Transparency and cooperation in customs matters Public relations 2012 Annual Reportof the Customs Administration 2012 Annual Report of the Customs Administration 20 years of Independent and Autonomous Customs Service of the Republic of Macedonia Opening of the central ceremony (Zoran Stavreski, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Vanco Kargov, Director General and Driton Fejza, Deputy Director General of the Customs Administration) Promoted Monograph of the Customs Administration “20 Years for the Future of Macedonia“

121 Transparency and cooperation in customs matters Public relations 2012 Annual Reportof the Customs Administration 2012 Annual Report of the Customs Administration 20 years of Independent and Autonomous Customs Service of the Republic of Macedonia Opening of the central ceremony (Zoran Stavreski, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Vanco Kargov, Director General and Driton Fejza, Deputy Director General of the Customs Administration) Prizes were awarded to 10 best drawings of elementary schools pupils and 3 best essays prepared by faculty students on the topic "Borders divide, Customs connects”.

122 Transparency and cooperation in customs matters Public relations 2012 Annual Reportof the Customs Administration 2012 Annual Report of the Customs Administration 20 years of Independent and Autonomous Customs Service of the Republic of Macedonia The activities of celebration of 20 years of establishment of the Customs Administration included a blood donation action, organized for the third time on five locations in the Republic of Macedonia. 136 units of blood were collected

123 Transparency and cooperation in customs matters Public relations 2012 Annual Reportof the Customs Administration 2012 Annual Report of the Customs Administration Information Museum Area In October 2012, the Customs Administration opened a temporary Information Museum Area at the Alexander the Great Airport. Its objective is to inform and improve the knowledge of the passengers about their rights and obligations when arriving in and departing from the customs territory of the Republic of Macedonia.

124 Transparency and cooperation in customs matters Public relations 2012 Annual Reportof the Customs Administration 2012 Annual Report of the Customs Administration Internet and Intranet Six new tabs were introduced: 20 Years of the Establishment of the CARM, 60 years WCO, NCTS (New Computerized Transit System), Transport licenses in Non-Tariff measures, new tab Forms and new module of Executive Verdicts pronounced upon brought criminal charges A profile for consulting statistics on Google was introduced New modules introduced: Photo Gallery, Audio and Video Records and e-newsletter. The module Questions and Answers was upgraded and the Interactive Map was supplemented with information concerning the inland Customs Offices New Guidelines on the manner of Publishing Information on the Internet site and the Intranet Portal of the Customs Administration

125 Transparency and cooperation in customs matters Public relations 2012 Annual Reportof the Customs Administration 2012 Annual Report of the Customs Administration Internet and intranet 589 pieces of information were published on the website The website was visited 1.876.044 times by 13.600 visitors The visitors sent 1.176 questions, complaints and suggestions, 639 of which were responded to

126 Transparency and cooperation in customs matters Public relations 2012 Annual Reportof the Customs Administration 2012 Annual Report of the Customs Administration Complaints and proposals and requests for free access to information In 2012, the Customs Administration received 9 complaints and proposals, all of which were appropriately addressed. In 2012, there were six requests for access to information of public character. The Customs Administration replied positively to 5 of these requests, while one request was forwarded to another institution - holder of the information.

127 Transparency and cooperation in customs matters Public relations 2012 Annual Reportof the Customs Administration 2012 Annual Report of the Customs Administration Customs Hotline – 197 A total of 26.103 phone calls were received over the customs hotline – 197 in 2012, an average of 71 calls per day

128 Transparency and cooperation in customs matters Customs cooperation 2012 Annual Reportof the Customs Administration 2012 Annual Report of the Customs Administration Customs- Business Cooperation Advisory Council: - 8 regular meetings held - Rules of procedure adopted - OEO Concept presented, NCTS, WCO IPM database, novelties in EXIM, - Promotion of customs clearance of goods at border crossings, lodgment of customs declaration prior to placing the goods for inspection, reduction of the bank guarantee. -- Over 30 conclusions adopted

129 Transparency and cooperation in customs matters Customs cooperation 2012 Annual Reportof the Customs Administration 2012 Annual Report of the Customs Administration Customs- Business Cooperation Advisory Council: - 8 regular meetings held -Rules of procedure adopted - OEO Concept presented, NCTS, WCO IPM database, novelties in EXIM, -Promotion of customs clearance of goods at border crossings, lodgment of customs declaration prior to placing the goods for inspection, reduction of the bank guarantee, - Over 30 conclusions adopted On the occasion of its 90 jubilee celebration, in February 2012 the Economic Chamber of Macedonia awarded the Customs Administration with a plaque recognizing it as its best partner of all public institutions

130 Transparency and cooperation in customs matters Customs cooperation 2012 Annual Reportof the Customs Administration 2012 Annual Report of the Customs Administration Соработка со бизнис заедницата On the occasion of its 90 jubilee celebration, in February 2012 the Economic Chamber of Macedonia awarded the Customs Administration with a plaque recognizing it as its best partner of all public institutions Memorandum of Understanding between the Customs Administration and Imperial Tobacco TKS was signed in September 2012

131 Transparency and cooperation in customs matters Customs cooperation 2012 Annual Reportof the Customs Administration 2012 Annual Report of the Customs Administration Customs- Business Cooperation Memorandum of Understanding between the Customs Administration and Imperial Tobacco TKS was signed in September 2012 On the occasion of its 5th Anniversary of business activities in the Republic of Macedonia, the company Lukoil awarded the Customs Administration of the Republic of Macedonia with a plaque of recognition and appreciation for the continuous support and assistance in development of the company

132 Transparency and cooperation in customs matters Customs cooperation 2012 Annual Reportof the Customs Administration 2012 Annual Report of the Customs Administration Customs - Business Cooperation In August 2012, a Memorandum of Understanding with Japan Tobacco International for Western Balkans was signed.

133 Transparency and cooperation in customs matters Customs cooperation 2012 Annual Reportof the Customs Administration 2012 Annual Report of the Customs Administration Customs – Business Cooperation Memorandum of Understanding between the Customs Administration and Japan Tobacco International for Western Balkans was signed in August 2012 The company “Feni Industry” AD Kavadarci decided to donate this years’ collected fees for destruction of counterfeits to charity – for procurement of children’s beds for the Nursery School in Negotino

134 Transparency and cooperation in customs matters Customs cooperation 2012 Annual Reportof the Customs Administration 2012 Annual Report of the Customs Administration Customs – Customs Cooperation On 26th January 2012, the WCO celebrated 60th anniversary since its establishment. On this occasion, the WCO awarded 7 Certificates of Merit to exceptional customs officers and 3 Certificates of Recognition to external Customs associates, for their exceptional contribution in the development of the international customs cooperation

135 Transparency and cooperation in customs matters Customs cooperation 2012 Annual Reportof the Customs Administration 2012 Annual Report of the Customs Administration Соработка со Царина - Царина On 26th January 2012, the WCO celebrated 60th anniversary since its establishment. On this occasion, the WCO awarded 7 Certificates of Merit to exceptional customs officers and 3 Certificates of Recognition to external Customs associates, for their exceptional contribution in the development of the international customs cooperation In April 2012 in Baku, during the Annual WCO European Region Head of Customs Conference, the Customs Administration of the Republic of Macedonia and the State Customs Committee of the Republic of Azerbaijan signed an Agreement on Cooperation and Mutual Assistance in Customs Matters.

136 Transparency and cooperation in customs matters Customs cooperation 2012 Annual Reportof the Customs Administration 2012 Annual Report of the Customs Administration Customs –Customs Cooperation On 26th January 2012, the WCO celebrated 60th anniversary since its establishment. On this occasion, the WCO awarded 7 Certificates of Merit to exceptional customs officers and 3 Certificates of Recognition to external Customs associates, for their exceptional contribution in the development of the international customs cooperation In December 2012, delegation of the Customs Service of Azerbaijan paid an official visit to the Customs Administration of the Republic of Macedonia. The delegations exchanged information about the activities undertaken for modernization of the customs operations and pointed out the domains of possible further enhanced cooperation. IsabelaSheri

137 In December 2012, delegation of the Customs Service of Azerbaijan paid an official visit to the Customs Administration of the Republic of Macedonia. The delegations exchanged information about the activities undertaken for modernization of the customs operations and pointed out the domains of possible further enhanced cooperation. Transparency and cooperation in customs matters Customs cooperation 2012 Annual Reportof the Customs Administration 2012 Annual Report of the Customs Administration Customs - Customs Cooperation ИзабелаШери In May 2012, under the Export Control and Related Border Security Programme, the US Government donated equipment to the Customs Administration, intended for fight against illicit trade and crime (thermal binoculars, night vision goggles, fyberscopes, ion radiation detection equipment and tools)

138 Transparency and cooperation in customs matters Customs cooperation 2012 Annual Reportof the Customs Administration 2012 Annual Report of the Customs Administration Customs- Customs Cooperation In May 2012, under the Export Control and Related Border Security Programme, the US Government donated equipment to the Customs Administration, intended for fight against illicit trade and crime (thermal binoculars, night vision goggles, fyberscopes, ion radiation detection equipment and tools) In June 2012, the Customs Administration and the National Tax and Customs Administration of Hungary signed a Protocol on Cooperation for the implementation of the Protocol 5 on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Customs Matters of the Stabilisation and Association Agreement between the the Republic of Macedonia and the EC and their Member States

139 Transparency and cooperation in customs matters Customs cooperation 2012 Annual Reportof the Customs Administration 2012 Annual Report of the Customs Administration Соработка со Царина - Царина In October 2012 in Taormina, Italy the Customs Administrations of the Republic of Kosovo and the Republic of Macedonia signed a Protocol on Electronic Exchange of Customs Data on harmonised data set electronically exchanged via SEED

140 Transparency and cooperation in customs matters Customs cooperation 2012 Annual Reportof the Customs Administration 2012 Annual Report of the Customs Administration Соработка со Царина - Царина In October 2012 in Taormina, Italy the Customs Administrations of the Republic of Kosovo and the Republic of Macedonia signed a Protocol on Electronic Exchange of Customs Data on harmonised data set electronically exchanged via SEED In November 2012, a ceremony took place On the occasion of the end of the MATRA - Technical Cooperation Project between the Tax and Customs Administration of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Customs Administration of the Republic of Macedonia 2010-2012, being continuation of the previous 5- year bilateral project on technical cooperation between these two institutions

141 Transparency and cooperation in customs matters Customs cooperation 2012 Annual Reportof the Customs Administration 2012 Annual Report of the Customs Administration Customs – Customs Cooperation The top management of the Customs Administration of the Republic of Slovenia spent part of their summer vacation on a seven-day bike tour in the Republic of Macedonia. In August 2012, they rode through Eastern Macedonia and visited Ginovci, Kratovo, Probishtip, Lesnovo, Kocani, Berovo, Strumica, Nov Dojran and Skopje

142 Transparency and cooperation in customs matters Customs cooperation 2012 Annual Reportof the Customs Administration 2012 Annual Report of the Customs Administration Customs – Customs Cooperation Border crossing point Stenje with Albania. The colleagues of the Customs Services of the two countries jointly plant trees

143 Transparency and cooperation in customs matters Customs Cooperation 2012 Annual Reportof the Customs Administration 2012 Annual Report of the Customs Administration Customs- Customs Cooperation Border crossing point Stenje with Albania. The colleagues of the Customs Services of the two countries jointly plant trees With a view to improve the traffic of goods through the border crossing points with the Republic of Greece, the Economic Chamber of the Republic of Macedonia, in cooperation with the Liaison Office of the Republic of Greece and supported by the Customs Administration of the Republic of Macedonia in December 2012 organised a meeting with the Macedonain and the Greek border authorities at the border crossing point Bogorosica – Evzoni

144 Transparency and cooperation in customs matters Customs Cooperation 2012 Annual Reportof the Customs Administration 2012 Annual Report of the Customs Administration Customs – Customs Cooperation In October 2012 in Istanbul, the Customs Administration was presented with a Certificate of Merit in recognition of its strong commitment to address illegal trade in ozone-depleting substances (ODS) under the United Nation Environment Programme, in cooperation with the WCO

145 Protocol on electronic customs data exchange signed between the Customs Administrations of Macedonia and Albania Транспарентност и соработка во областа на царината Customs Cooperation 2012 Annual Reportof the Customs Administration 2012 Annual Report of the Customs Administration Customs – Customs Cooperation In June 2012, Guidelines on the Use of the Joint Contact Center Gjueshevo regulating the manner of communication between the Customs Administration and the Joint Contact Center Gjueshevo The CEFTA Secretariat’s proposal - the Customs Administration of the Republic of Macedonia to chair the Subcommittee on Customs and Rules of Origin in 2013 was accepted. The Programme is prepared.

146 Through the video-conference system of the Customs Administration videoconference links has been introduced enabling presence of the members of the Government and the directors of the executive body organs on the Economic System Commission and Government sessions. Transparency and cooperation in customs matters Customs Cooperation 2012 Annual Reportof the Customs Administration 2012 Annual Report of the Customs Administration Inter-institutional cooperation The Office of the State Attorney General and the Customs Administration signed a Protocol on Electronic Exchange of Documentation The Central Registry of Republic of Macedonia awarded a Plaque of Recognition of Successful Business Cooperation to the Customs Administration The National Coordination Center for Integrated Border Management presented the Customs Administration with a Plaque of Merit for exceptional contribution in development of the Integrated Border Management

147 Memorandum of Cooperation with the Faculty of Tourism and Business Logistics – Gevgelija, within the Goce Delcev University in Shtip was signed Transparency and cooperation in customs matters Customs cooperation 2012 Annual Reportof the Customs Administration 2012 Annual Report of the Customs Administration Cooperation with the Institutions of the Education System Summer internship was organised for 86 students who got acquainted with the role and competences of the Customs Administration In June 2012, the Customs Administration adopted a 2012 Volunteer Work Programme 10 interested candidates were engaged who volunteered at the Customs Administration’s organizational units for 5 months

148 Customs Administration of the Republic of Macedonia Customs Administration of the Republic of Macedonia Skopje, April 2013 Vanco Kargov vanco.kargov@customs.gov.mk 2012 ANNUAL REPORT 2012


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