Jewelry and metal export ruling

The Customs Department (DGA) has announced that anyone trying to leave the country with jewelry or metal pieces must present an export application as away to counteract money laundering and other illegal activities. Customs says that travelers must present an application 24 hours in advance showing the source of the money used to purchase the jewelry or jewelry parts. The DGA suspects that jewelry export is being used to launder money. Exporters are also required to present sale receipts or any other document legitimizing the purchase of the metal in order to export this. The concern with metal scraps is that exporters are purchasing stolen goods, such as copper wiring, for export.