The Federal Customs Service of Russia (FCS) announced the first results in the case of watches and jewelry seized in the boutiques of TSUM (it is believed that the Department store owned by the company Mercury).
As informed the head a press-services FTS Dmitry Kotikov, from February to March 2015 were issued four resolutions for attraction to administrative responsibility of legal entities for illegal possession of the goods has not passed customs clearance (16.21 of the administrative code). They suggested the imposition of a penalty of one second part of the value of the goods. Later, according Kotikova, the case was appealed to the Arbitration court of Moscow and the 9th arbitration appeal court of Moscow, but the decisions of both bodies of the legal entity were found guilty. They were fined in the amount of 72.8 million rubles, which, according to representative FTS, to date, paid in full.
As for the evasion of customs payments was filed three criminal cases. Their leads South-Western transport Prosecutor’s office.
The service is not indicated by their defendants, as well as the legal entity that incurred the liability in administrative matters. In the files of arbitration cases no data about similar processes in relation to the operating company of TSUM, OAO TD TSUM. RBC expects the review from representatives of TD TSUM.
In the fall of 2014, the customs officers seized Cum 27 made of precious stones and metals. Claims appeared to 15 pairs of clocks, among whom were products of the brands Greubel Forsey cost from 23 million to 39 million rubles each, Harry Winston, Chopard and Patek Philippe limited edition release value of 16 to 50 million rubles were Also seized jewelry Graff: rings, earrings and necklaces cost from 4 to 23 million rubles. the Total cost of the accessories and jewelry was estimated by the service in a 574 million rubles.
Mercury is the exclusive supplier of the above brands (now data about mark Greubel Forsey on the website of the company not). The press service of Mercury previously confirmed RBC fact of withdrawal and the fact that it is an additional internal check. “Maybe a set of documents on this watch was incomplete”, — said the interlocutor of RBC.
The FCS claimed that the company failed to provide documents confirming the legality of the importation of these products and the legality of their turnover. During the investigation, the goods were in the customs control zone, now, as said Dmitry Kotikov, some of them returned to the company.