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[Africa, South Africa] Sars target of tobacco industry backlash

A clampdown by the taxman on the tobacco industry in the past months has resulted in a backlash which has seen South African Revenue Service (Sars) investigators become the target of spies, double agents, dirty tricks and the leaking of false allegations
The Independent Online (IOL) / The Post (za)
added Jul 31, 2014 13:56
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[Asia, Asia-pacific, Philippines] Philip Morris Fortune Tobacco asks gov't to adopt tax stamp scheme

Philip Morris Fortune Tobacco Corp Inc (PMFTC) said it welcomes the government's success in more than doubling tax collections from tobacco products after the passage of the Sin Tax Reform Law. "However we contend that there are opportunities for billion
InterAksyon.com (TV 5) (ph)
added Jul 31, 2014 13:54
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Police Bullets Abruptly Ended an Invisible Life, Lived in the Open

the police were frantically hunting the same man under a different name — Charles Mozdir....In November 2013, a Smoking Culture employee identified as “John Smith” was interviewed by The New York Post on the subject of tobacco vaporizers.
New York Times
added Jul 31, 2014 08:36
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[New York] 3 Officers Are Shot in Greenwich Village; Fugitive Is Killed

A man wanted on child molestation charges in California who was working in a Greenwich Village smoke shop shot and wounded two federal marshals and a New York City police detective on Monday afternoon before they fired back, killing him... A gun battle be
New York Times
added Jul 31, 2014 03:05
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[Australia, UK] STRINGHAM: Plain packaging is a losing strategy in the fight against smoking

plain packaging mandates have been of no measurable help in Australia, and there’s no reason for us to start playing the dangerous game where government starts censoring the use of of logos.
City A.M. (uk)
added Jul 31, 2014 00:35
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[UK] Cigarettes washed up on East Devon beach during storms believed to be on sale in the Westcountry

Packs of cigarettes that washed up on an East Devon beach in February are thought to be on sale in the Westcountry....he believed the cigarettes, which were not intended for the UK market, were part of the consignment being shipped from Rotterdam to Sri
Exeter Express & Echo (uk)
added Jul 29, 2014 16:08
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Testimony of Rocky Patel Owner, Rocky Patel Premium Cigars, Inc. before the United States Senate Committee on Finance Tobacco: Taxes Owed, Avoided, and Evaded July 29, 2014 (PDF)

The premium cigar industry would like to work with Congress and regulators on this issue. One constructive approach would be to define “premium cigar” in the Internal Revenue Code, which would distinguish between non-premium, “lighter” large cigars and p
U.S. Senate Committee on Finance
added Jul 29, 2014 12:20
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TOBACCO TAXES / Disparities in Rates for Similar Smoking Products Continue to Drive Market Shifts to Lower-Taxed Options: Statement of David Gootnick, Director, International Affairs and Trade (PDF)

In its 2012 report, GAO suggested that Congress consider equalizing tax rates on roll-your-own and pipe tobacco and, in consultation with Treasury, consider options for reducing tax avoidance due to tax differentials between small and large cigars
U.S. Senate Committee on Finance
added Jul 29, 2014 12:15
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Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau John J. Manfreda, Administrator Before the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance (PDF)

given the increased financial incentives for unlawful diversion following tobacco tax rate increases, illicit schemes to evade federal excise taxes will continue to evolve and require an ongoing and dedicated enforcement presence to address them.
U.S. Senate Committee on Finance
added Jul 29, 2014 12:08
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Hatch Statement at Finance Committee Hearing on Tobacco Taxation (PDF)

Given the fact that roll-your-own tobacco is taxed at around 10 times the rate of pipe tobacco, this market shift deserves our attention. ... Though we’re talking about a specific set of federal excise taxes on a product that is controversial, that sho
U.S. Senate Committee on Finance
added Jul 29, 2014 11:11
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