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BURS’ Chinese crackdown

Traders often skip on declaring goods
EVASIVE: Traders often skip on declaring goods

Botswana Unified Revenue Service (BURS) is reportedly investigating Chinese nationals for undervaluing goods brought into the country.

With suspicions that some traders do not declare their goods at all, the taxman - and ultimately the country - is potentially being robbed of millions of Pulas. Essentially it means less duty tax is collected on Chinese goods imported for re-sale in Botswana.

In an operation said to have started last year, BURS is targeting all Chinese traders and, as investigations continue, is reported to have seized goods worth millions.

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