Romania – successful appeal against fine and confiscation

It has been reported today that the Romanian ANAF has lost another appeal against one of its fines and confiscations.

In this instance the allegation was that the Romanian company Gransol Agro Arad had purchased fertilisers from companies owned or controlled by designated persons under the EU’s Russian sanctions. The imports were said to have taken place between 2014 and 2020.

The court held that the prosecution had not established that the Russian supplier company was in fact owned or controlled by a designated person, and was critical of reliance being placed on google searches rather than official company records.

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