145 000 border inspections in 2008

Norwegian Customs and Excise carried out 145 000 border inspections in 2008. 13 per cent of these inspections uncovered attempts of illegal importation or exportation of goods. Norwegian Customs and Excise (Tollvesenet)  carries out border inspections in order to prevent illegal importation and exportation of goods. As a result of these inspections, a variety of goods were seized - roughly 330 000 liters of alcoholic beverages and 7.2 million cigarettes. Tollvesenet collected NOK 196 billion in taxes in 2008 - NOK 3 billion more than in 2007. The most significant tax was value added tax on imports, with NOK 114 billion. Motor vehicle taxes amounted to NOK 44 billion. Other taxes, including excise on tobacco, alcohol, electric power and emissions of CO2 and NOX, totaled NOK 38 bill
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