Customs revealed “Japanese” with fake certificates

Customs revealed “Japanese” with fake certificates


The Customs Service reported on the detection of illegal actions of persons who imported Japanese cars from the 70s-80s with fake certificates into Ukraine.

Employees of the Coordination and Monitoring Customs questioned the legality of customs clearance of foreign-made vehicles manufactured in the 70s-80s of the twentieth century. The declarants provided certificates and certificates of compliance of vehicles with Euro-2 environmental standards. This raised doubts among the inspectors, because the Euro-2 environmental standard was introduced in the European Union only in 1995.

The corresponding request to the certification authorities confirmed that the certificates were not issued and are likely to be forgeries. As specified, we are talking about cars of the brands Datsun, Nissan, Mazda and Toyota.

“The use of forged official documents has led to the illegal release of cars for free circulation, which can pose a threat to environmental safety,” the State Customs Service reported.

On the revealed facts of forgery of documents, the departments of the National Police in the regions were notified. Article 358 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (falsification of documents) provides for such actions a fine of 17 thousand hryvnia, arrest up to 6 months or imprisonment for up to two years.

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