Azerbaijan treasury loses out to illegal device supplies

Tuesday 26 April 2016 | 09:22 CET | News
The Azerbaijan state budget loses around USD 50 million annually because of illegal supplies of smartphones and tablets to the country, reports Trend citing sources in the telecommunications market. Around 50,000 mobile devices are being registered by private individuals in the system for registering IMEI codes each month. Official quarterly imports of mobile devices slightly exceed the threshold of 20,000 units. Official importers pay a 36 percent customs duty on imported devices.

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