Fabian Demicoli

Kompetizzjoni Ngusta

L-awtoritajiet ghal darb’ohra jidhru li qed jistudjaw problema u bhas soltu jsibuha bi tqila biex iwettqu decizjoni mifthema. Il-problema hi li f’Malta diehla kwantita kbira ta’ merca b’mod irregolari u dawn il-prodotti qed jikkompetu b’mod mill-aktar ingust mal-prodotti li jkunu gew importati b’mod regolari. Diversi kummercjanti qed ikunu suggetti ghal din il-kompetizzjoni ngusta kawza tal-inefficjenza tal-istrutturi u s-sistemi fiskali ta’ Malta. Minhabba l-mod kif qed jigu importati certu affarjiet f’pajjizna partikularment bil-catamaran u b’ordnijiet fuq l-internet impurtati taparsi “for Personal Use” qed ikun hemm evazjoni kbira ta’ VAT, ECO TAX u taxxa. Din l-evazjoni tohloq svantagg fuq min jimxi kif suppost tal-inqas ta’ 50% tal-ispejjez.



L-awtoritajiet ghal darb’ohra jidhru li qed jistudjaw problema u bhas soltu jsibuha bi tqila biex iwettqu decizjoni mifthema. Il-problema hi li f’Malta diehla kwantita kbira ta’ merca b’mod irregolari u dawn il-prodotti qed jikkompetu b’mod mill-aktar ingust mal-prodotti li jkunu gew importati b’mod regolari. Diversi kummercjanti qed ikunu suggetti ghal din il-kompetizzjoni ngusta kawza tal-inefficjenza tal-istrutturi u s-sistemi fiskali ta’ Malta. Minhabba l-mod kif qed jigu importati certu affarjiet f’pajjizna partikularment bil-catamaran u b’ordnijiet fuq l-internet impurtati taparsi “for Personal Use” qed ikun hemm evazjoni kbira ta’ VAT, ECO TAX u taxxa. Din l-evazjoni tohloq svantagg fuq min jimxi kif suppost tal-inqas ta’ 50% tal-ispejjez.

Il-GRTU ilha xhur titkellem ma l-awtoritajiet dwar din il-kwistjoni. Minkejja li sar qbiel dwar x’ghandu jsir biex dawn l-abbuzi jigu kkontrollati, u l-GRTU kienet sodisfatta li tfassal pjan ta’ azzjoni biex l-abbuzi jinqatghu, jidher izda li dan il-pjan qed jithaddan biss biex ikunu msallba aktar dawk li jahdmu sewwa aktar milli kontra dawk li qed jabbuzaw. La l-VAT Department u lanqas dawk li huma responsabbli mis-sorveljanza tas-suq intern m’huma jaghmlu dmirhom. Din mhix kwistjoni ta’, kif qed jissugerixxi xi hadd, li nergghu naghmlu d-Dwana xi ghassa ta’ kull ma jidhol, biex nergghu lura ghaz-zminijiet ta’ qabel ma Malta dahlet fl-Unjoni Ewropeja. Anzi il-GRTU qed twissi minn issa: ara ma nergghux ghall-passat, xoghol id-Dwana mhux li tindahal fil-moviment hieles tal-merca, izda li tizgura li informazzjoni disponibbli tghaddiha lil min hu responsabbli biex flimkien mad-Dwana jittiehdu l-passi kontra kull min jabbuza. Il-GRTU ma taccettax li d-Dwana terga ssir kazin li min jaf x’ghandu jaghmel jghaddi jigri u l-ohrajn jehlu. Il-GRTU trid sorveljanza fuq l-informazzjoni migbura mid-Dwana b’mod partikolari mid-Dipartimenti tat-taxxa l-aktar tal-VAT.

Mill-informazzjoni migbura l-Gvern jaf min qed jabbuza u ghalhekk ghandu jiehu l-passi biex l-abbuzi u l-kompetizzjoni ingusta jinqatghu. Minkejja li jezistu modi kif dan jigi kontrollat, jidher li hi konvenjenti li ma tittiehed ebda azzjoni.

Il-GRTU issostni li hadd mghandu jgib aktar skuzi. Kemm ser indumu sejrin f’pajjizna li ghall min qieghed sewwa hlief xkiel, inspections, kontijiet u inkwizizzjonijiet ma jsibx u min qieghed jabbuza dejjem jghaddija lixxa. U ma joqghodux jghidu li ma jafux min qed jabbuza. Bil-fatti li l-awtoritajiet ghandhom f’idejhom haqqhom ilhom li hadu passi bla htiega li l-GRTU tohrog ghalihom.

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