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[Europe] Philip Morris International Comments on the Advisory Opinion by the Advocate General of the EU Court of Justice regarding the Tobacco Products Directive

Rather than respecting such basic principles as genuine harmonization and free movement, the Directive inexplicably encourages a patchwork of regulations and disregards important limits on the scope of EU legislation.
Philip Morris International (ch)
added Dec 23, 2015 22:37
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[Europe] PARGNEAUX: Tobacco industry lobbying: the scandal of the century

As a member of the European Parliament (MEP), I have witnessed their constant endeavour to undermine our work during the negotiations to adopt the 2014 Tobacco Directive. The lobbying activities of this industry shouldn't be considered as other strategies
EUobserver.com
added Dec 22, 2015 22:37
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[Balkans, Eastern Europe] Poland Loses $266 Million Annually Due To Belarusian Contraband Cigarettes

“It is a chain of cigarettes’ supply from Belarus and Ukraine via the Baltic States. This problem is growing, but we are dealing with it,” the words of Slawomir Pichor, Vice Head of Customs Service, are quoted by Informacyjna Agencja Radiowa.
Charter'97 Press Center (by)
added Oct 23, 2015 07:36
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[Europe, Hungary] Report: EC plans to investigate national tobacco concessions

Hungary could face an infringement procedure by the European Commission on suspicion of discrimination in the tobacco market, Elżbieta Bieńkowska commissioner responsible for internal markets, told Hungarian online daily index.hu today.
Budapest Business Journal (hu)
added Jun 26, 2015 17:07
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Smuggled, Untaxed Cigarettes Are Everywhere in New York City

The clerk is right. Every corner store and bodega in the city seems to be selling untaxed cigarettes. ... the smuggling problem in New York is now the worst in the country... New York loses about $1.5 billion in revenue every year to tobacco tax evasion
Village Voice blogs
added Apr 10, 2015 17:29
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2014 KPMG Report: Illegal Tobacco at Record Levels in Australia

"The government also needs to consider how ever increasing regulation - whether on cigarette packaging or tax - creates additional incentives for tobacco smugglers. It's in their best interests - and those of taxpayers - with $1.2 billion in lost revenue
Philip Morris International (ch)
added Feb 17, 2015 16:19
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[New York] GRAPHIC: Smuggled smokes: Nannies v Al Capone

Eric Garner died after a New York cop put him in a chokehold. His crime was selling “loosies”, or untaxed cigarettes...There are sound public-health reasons for taxing tobacco but as the map shows, the higher the taxes, the bigger the black market.
The Economist
added Feb 16, 2015 05:24
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[New York] Holy smokes! NY leads nation in smuggled cigarettes

“Public policies often have unintended consequences that outweigh their benefits,” Tax Foundation economist Scott Drenkard said in a statement. “High tax rates on cigarettes have led to unreliable revenue and increased criminal activity." New York has s
New York Journal News
added Feb 10, 2015 08:04
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[Asia, India] More Tax Means More Contraband Cigarette Intake: ITC

The more you tax cigarettes, the more is consumption of contraband tobacco products, said ITC chairman Y C Deveshwar while expressing hopes of a "moderate budget" this year. It may be noted that ITC's revenue from cigarettes grew by marginal 0.62 per ce
PTI - Press Trust of India (in)
added Feb 2, 2015 18:48
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[Minnesota] MN Tobacco Tax Crippling Retailers: Association

a coalition of Minnesota’s retailers, service stations, wholesales, grocers and convenience stores released a new study showing the devastating effects the state's 2013 tobacco tax has had on Minnesota retailers and their employees.
CSP News (Convenience Store/Petroleum)
added Oct 27, 2014 15:29
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