EU demands 2.7bn euros of 'unpaid customs duty' from UK

EU demands 2.7bn euros of 'unpaid customs duty' from UK
 

The European Commission has written to the UK government saying the UK owes €2.7bn (£2.4bn) in customs duties on shoes and textiles imported from China.
The UK is accused of doing too little to prevent fraud after it was warned about the problem by the EU's watchdog Olaf in 2017.
It begins a legal process which could end at the European Court of Justice.
HM Revenue and Customs said last year they planned to challenge Olaf's earlier claims about lost revenues.
The Olaf investigation said the UK was a "significant hub" for so-called undervaluation fraud - where importers can profit... read more

 
8 March 2018 in Politics, Views: 44
Source: BBC
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