Seizure of 3447 Untaxed Disposable E-cigarettes by German Customs

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Seizure of 3447 Untaxed Disposable E-cigarettes by German Customs
German customs seized 3447 untaxed disposable e-cigarettes from a tobacco merchant suspected of tax evasion.

According to reports from German media, the Göettingen Customs in Germany discovered and seized 3447 untaxed disposable e-cigarettes during an inspection.


According to the customs in Göttingen, this batch of e-cigarettes was discovered at a tobacco and tobacco substitute merchant on January 9th of this year. The merchant primarily supplies tobacco products and tobacco kiosks.


As an importer of tobacco products and their substitutes, including e-liquids contained in e-cigarettes, this merchant was requested by the Goettingen Customs to conduct annual inventory checks, which he failed to carry out. As a result, the customs authorities decided to perform an inspection.


During the inspection, customs officials discovered 3,447 e-cigarettes, each containing 2 milliliters of e-liquid. It was revealed that the packaging of these disposable e-cigarettes lacked the necessary tax markings. The e-liquids in these e-cigarettes are subject to a total tobacco tax of €1,103.04. Consequently, the customs officials seized the goods and issued a tax notice, while also initiating a lawsuit against the merchant for suspected tax evasion.


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