Cut-Rate Import Tariffs at Tanjung Emas
The interception of garments being imported at a port in Semarang exposed a suspected practice of low import tax payments. It began with a report from another importer.
Hundreds of sacks were removed from 10 shipping containers received at Tanjung Emas Port, Semarang, Central Java, on January 14. There were large green sacks full of garments, cardboard boxes wrapped in sacks containing purses and wallets, and a box with “Mitsuyama” printed on it, with a warning label indicating it was filled with batteries.
These goods were sent from the Port of Shekou, China, by Shenzhen Xingyuan Import and Export...