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Import goods using fake names are under investigation by Customs and Inland Revenue

Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 18/04/2017

Ministry of Customs and Inland Revenue is currently embarking on a major investigation on imported goods sent to Tonga by businesses using false identities.

Honourable Minister Dr. PohivaTu’ionetoa has confirmed that his officials found companies using fake names to avoid payment of duties and taxes.

The detail is not released because of the pending investigations.

The Customs and Excise Management Act prohibits these illegal practices.

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