UK hit by massive EU tax bill for Chinese import fraud

By Silvia Martelli (8 March 2022, 15:21 GMT) — The Supreme Court of the European Union ruled on Tuesday that the United Kingdom will have to pay the billions of euros it failed to collect in customs duties on fraudulent imports of cheap Chinese clothes and shoes.

The European Court of Justice says Britain broke EU laws governing customs duties and value added tax for Chinese textiles and shoes because it ruled in favor of the Commission European in his business.

British importers evaded customs duties with false and artificially low invoices for Chinese textiles and footwear, the court heard.

“The UK has failed to fulfill its obligations under the EU…

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