Tag: customs
Macedonia 06.12.21 | 12:56

Kovacki: One month of silence from the Prosecution, the Ministry of Interior and the Customs for the smuggling of one ton of drugs through the Skopje airport

There is no end to the scandals and crimes of the hybrid regime. Every day we have a new scandal from the most criminal government. This new scandal related to the Ministry of Interior and Customs gives the full picture why the Republic of Macedonia is on the 111th place on the scale of the corruption...

Macedonia 26.08.21 | 10:44

Zaev names one of the officials named in the Racket scandal as head of the Customs Office

Stefan Bogoev, the incumbent Mayor of Karpos, will be named as new head of the Customs Office by the Zaev regime, as he was withdrawn from the mayoral race in favor of Dusko Veskovski, the current director of the Skopje water utility company. Bogoev faced serious criminal allegations because of his involvement...

Macedonia 29.12.20 | 11:28

Government initiates a new hiring spree

Government departments are pushing massive new hiring. After the Defense Ministry announced contracts for 200 new soldiers, the Interior Ministry issued a bid for 600 new police officers and the Customs Agency plans to hire 119 border agents. The new police officers will be distributed in Skopje (100),...

Macedonia Economy 30.10.20 | 17:22

Sharp drop in the number of imported cars

Import of used cars has dropped by 42 percent over the first nine months of 2020. The Customs office said that only 11,000 cars were imported in this period, compared to 26,000 in 2019. As for new cars, the number of imports dropped from 6,300 to 3,800. Besides the coronavirus crisis, a big reason for...

Macedonia 07.07.20 | 22:50

Two customs agents caught with a large bribe

Two customs agents were caught today with a large sum of money, estimated at between 15 and 20 thousand EUR, reports Infomax. According to the news site, the two female agents are suspected of asking for a bribe from the owner of a forwarding company. When caught by the internal control, the two could...

Economy 09.04.20 | 13:48

Tanasoski: Import taxes drop in March, vegetable and fruit exports up

The coronavirus crisis, decrease in excise goods consumption and lower oil derivatives’ prices have led to a 10-percent average drop of import taxes in March, compared to the same month in 2019. Cross-border trade is continual, with vegetable and fruit exports on the rise, said Customs Administration...

Macedonia 01.02.20 | 11:30

Macedonian Customs can’t vouch for the safety of all junk shipments coming from Europe

Macedonian Customs director Gjoko Tanasovski said that he can’t vouch for the safety of every shipment of garbage that is imported in Macedonia, and that it will be up to the prosecutors to ensure the safety of the citizens. His comments come as the Fridays for Future movement protested yesterday,...

Macedonia 30.07.19 | 13:27

Two customs officers arrested over a 70 EUR bribe

Two customs officers from Kumanovo were detained after they tried to get a bribe of 70 EUR from a German citizen. The officers wouldn’t allow the man driving a pickup truck from entering Macedonia from Serbia at the Kumanovo border crossing until he paid the required sum. After paying, the man...

Macedonia 17.07.19 | 15:53

Zaev removes Skopje Customs director who let Boki 13 off the hook when he was caught smuggling designer shoes

Among those replaced in Zoran Zaev’s latest purge of public officials is Zlatko Kofilovski, the head of the Skopje Customs Office. Kofilovski was in the news in the spring of 2018, when it was reported that he stopped a customs procedure against Bojan Jovanovski – Boki 13, who was caught...

Macedonia 15.05.19 | 14:51

Zaev’s adviser Zecevik plans to land his brother as head of the lucrative Customs Office

As Zaev prepares to purge his corrupt ministers and high level officials, Republika has learnt that one of those who will be removed is Gjoto Tanasoski, head of the Customs Office. SDSM officials have allegedly soured on Tanasoski over the circle of people he has surrounded himself with, but another...

Economy 21.02.19 | 22:48

Macedonian customs doesn’t allow a shipment to be picked up because it is wasn’t addressed to North Macedonia?!

A shipment sent from Germany to the Republic of Macedonia could not be picked up from customs because “North” was missing in the name of the state. Actress Kamka Tocinovski informed on Facebook about the problem that happened at the Macedonian customs. A package from Germany with the address...

Macedonia 05.02.19 | 21:59

What overstaffed bureaucracy?: Customs Office is hiring people left and right

The Customs Office has been hiring a massive new 160 employees over the past three months, in what political observers wryly comment could only mean that early elections are around the corner and the Government needs to provide its clients with jobs. Despite the frequent complaints which the now ruling...

Macedonia 22.01.19 | 21:44

Woman hidden in the trunk of a car found at the Blace border crossing

Customs officers at the Blace border crossing towards Kosovo were shocked today when they found a 20 year old woman hidden in the trunk of a vehicle they stopped. The car had Macedonian license plates and was driven by a Macedonian citizen who was acting suspiciously during the crossing. At one point...

Macedonia 18.01.19 | 23:46

All in the family – suspicious public contract in the Customs Office

Another suspicious public contracts is being reported in the Customs Office. A company owned Georgi Gosev, husband of the director of the Financial issues department Saska Sasek – Goseva, was awarded a contract worth nearly 4 million denars (65.000 EUR). Sasek – Goseva used only her maiden...

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