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Albania’s customs revenue collections exceed expectations in Nov

Albania’s customs revenue collections exceed expectations in Nov

TIRANA: Albanian Customs Director General Elisa Spiropali has said that Albania’s customs revenues have increased significantly in November, exceeding previous revenue projections.

“Over the past two months since the beginning of the Customs Administration reform, in the October-November 2013 period Customs Administration has collected a total of 2.2 billion lek ($22 million) more than it was collected during same period of the previous year,” Spiropali said.

Several companies have been punished for violation of the law and fiscal evasion, which was estimated to amount to around 1.7 billion lek, she added.

The director general said Albanian authorities would continue its fight against corruption in the customs administration. “We are working to increase effectiveness and professional accountability with a view to improving the image of administration,” Spiropali said while appealing to the public to report any act of abuse.