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Russian customs has detained shipments of Chinese smartphones Xiaomi 340 million rubles, which tried to pass off as phones Russian brand Inoi, also produced in China. About it writes “Kommersant” with reference to sources in the Telecom market.
In early February, Moscow and Saint-Petersburg customs seized two batches of Xiaomi smartphones, the recipient of which was listed OOO “RBC development”. On the customs Declaration they were under the brand Inoi. Thus, the company reduces tax payments, the newspaper said.
“The circuit works, when the vendor associated with the Chinese factory that collects one or more different brands of smartphones, and asks to send some device under the guise of other”,— explains the interlocutor of the edition.
Sources of “Kommersant” was told that in 2018 “RBC development” has been imported into Russia of various electronics, declaring it as other brands. Thus, understating the customs value of detained consignments Xiaomi estimated to allow savings of up to 60 million rubles.
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