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Norway's Rieber Oils given huge fine. Authorities have ordered CG Rieber to pay a 9.7 million kroner fine for imports of fish oil from Western Sahara. The Norwegian Agricultural Authority’s (Statens Landbruksforvaltning/SLF) record fine follows allegations by Friends of the Earth Norway (Naturvernforbundet) Rieber Oils deliberately defrauded Norwegian Customs and Excise for several hundred million kroner, by declaring the imported fish oil as toll-exempt human nutrition instead of a fish food product. CG Rieber Chairman Paul-Christian Rieber resigned his presidency of the Norwegian Confederation of Enterprise (NHO) in April this year after the scandal broke, alleging it was “out of consideration for the NHO”.

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Norway's Rieber Oils given huge fine

Published on Monday, 29th November, 2010 at 14:18 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last Updated on 29th November 2010 at 21:19.

Authorities have ordered CG Rieber to pay a 9.7 million kroner fine for imports of fish oil from Western Sahara.

Paul-Chr. Rieber, ex NHO president
Paul-Chr. Rieber, ex NHO president
Photo: Jo Michael/NHO


The Norwegian Agricultural Authority’s (Statens Landbruksforvaltning/SLF) record fine follows allegations by Friends of the Earth Norway (Naturvernforbundet) Rieber Oils deliberately defrauded Norwegian Customs and Excise for several hundred million kroner, by declaring the imported fish oil as toll-exempt human nutrition instead of a fish food product.

CG Rieber Chairman Paul-Christian Rieber resigned his presidency of the Norwegian Confederation of Enterprise (NHO) in April this year after the scandal broke, alleging it was “out of consideration for the NHO”.

The company has since been under investigation by both police and customs authorities, and managed to have the fine reduced from 17.5 million on appeal.

“We are going to take advantage of the three-week appeals deadline to decide whether there are grounds for a re-examination,” Mr Rieber tells NRK, going on to say the company will pay the fine if it chooses to do nothing.





Published on Monday, 29th November, 2010 at 14:18 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last updated on 29th November 2010 at 21:19.

This post has the following tags: rieber, oils, western, sahara, fish, customs, excises, fraud, fine, norwegian, agricultural, authority.





  
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