Feb 23, 2017

Used goods sent from Korea pose various threats Featured

The used goods being imported from Korea is raising serious concerns on many fronts.

This racket is going on by swindling the quota of expatriate Sri Lankan workers and in cohort with certain Customs officials.

The Customs is denied taxes as the importations take place free of the Customs levy given to Sri Lankan workers when returning home after completing their services.

Buying that facility cheaply, racketeers collect send secondhand goods from Korean hospitals, offices, homes and work-sites and send them to Sri Lanka.

They include even pillows, mattresses and bed-sheets in unhygienic condition.

A top Customs official told Sri Lanka that this could expose the country even to various epidemics.