Amendments to be made to Law on CustomsPolitics
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. On January 19, six members of the parliament led by MP N.Enkhbold presented a bill to Speaker G.Zandanshatar to make amendments to the Law on Customs and the Law on Customs Tariffs and Duties.
Adopted in 2008, the Law on Customs regulates the procedures and conditions to be followed for goods and products crossing the border, the rights and obligations of customs organizations and officers, and resolution of matters concerning decisions made by customs organizations.
In recent years, in the framework of the policy to renew military aviation equipment and increase the involvement of the Mongolian Armed Forces in UN peacekeeping operations, military equipment and supplies are being received through intergovernmental agreements as non-refundable aid.
However, due to certain factors such as the amount of time needed to obtain permits for the military equipment and supplies to be exempt from duties and VAT, there have been cases where other corresponding works are postponed, unplanned expenses arise, and the recommended storage conditions for the supplies are not adhered to.
Thus, it has become necessary to reflect the necessary legal regulations to facilitate the customs clearance procedure for goods and products being received through non-refundable aid for defense purposes as well as those being supplied through procurement contracts.
Incidentally, international military exercises have been regularly organized in the country over the last 20 years.