Customs to gain right to confiscate counterfeit goods on site

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Estonian Ministry of Finance is seeking opinions on a bill of amendments to the Customs Act according to which lodging a traveler's declaration would become easier and customs would gain the right to confiscate counterfeit goods on site.

Customs would gain the right to impound goods with counterfeit suspicion. There would be no need to turn to court since the final decision on whether to impound counterfeit goods or not would be made by the customs, spokespeople for the ministry said.

The bill seeks to expand the list of occasions when a person can lodge a traveler's declaration without the need for submitting a customs declaration.

In addition, TIR carnet rules would be included in the bill.