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[South Africa] EDITORIAL: Show us the data: Bhekisisa responds to #BigTobacco

in a world where historically unravelling the tobacco lobby’s intentions has been a game of smoke and mirrors, a healthy dose of scepticism about its methods may be expected, particularly in light of the organisation’s refusal to share its full methodolog
Bhekisisa (za)
added Sep 20, 2018 11:43
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[South Africa] Illegal cigarettes in SA sell for less than the tax payable on a single pack

Over the past three years, we have seen a rapid and significant growth in the availability of cigarette brands selling below the tax owed to Sars. Tax alone on a packet of 20 is R17.85, yet cigarettes are sold all over the country for as little as R5 a p
BusinessLive (za)
added Sep 19, 2018 20:15
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[Kentucky] Farmer Accused Of Filing False Reports With Federal Reinsured Crop Policies ($$)

U.S. government filed an indictment on Sept. 6 in a Kentucky federal court against a farmer for submitting false reports regarding federally reinsured crop insurance policies (United States of America v. Christopher G.
Lexis Nexis
added Sep 18, 2018 21:32
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[California] Calif. AG Blasts Tribal Biz's Challenge To Tobacco Taxes ($$)

urged a federal court to dismiss a business entity of the Big Sandy Rancheria Band of Western Mono Indians' challenge to certain state taxes linked to the sale of tobacco products, saying the tribal entity is not exempt from the taxes. Attorney General
Law360
added Sep 18, 2018 21:31
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[Europe, Finland, Sweden] Finns accused of smuggling tonnes of Swedish snus across the border

Eight people are now suspected of having smuggled more than 12 tonnes of snus from Sweden to neighbouring Finland between 2016 and 2018, the Finnish customs authority said on Monday. The main suspect is a Finnish man in his 50s who lives just across the
The Local Europe (se)
added Sep 18, 2018 21:12
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[Europe] OLAF: Up to France to request help on genuine cigarettes smuggled from Algeria

The European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) stands ready to assist member states, such as France, in the fight against illicit tobacco trade with third countries, but it’s up to the national authorities to make a request, OLAF told EURACTIV.com.
EurActiv
added Sep 19, 2018 19:20
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[South Africa] Right of reply: Tobacco Institute of Southern Africa response to M&G article

Bhekisisa’s article...sought to suggest some underhand motive in Tisa’s #TakeBackTheTaxCampaign, which seeks to raise public awareness of the scale of the trade in illegal cigarettes and its cost to our society. It is a pity that the column did not ackno
Daily Mail and Guardian (za)
added Sep 20, 2018 11:40
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[Canada, USA] Canadian marijuana investors could face lifetime bans from entering U.S.

While pot smokers and cannabis-industry workers have previously faced the prospect of lifetime travel bans, it may be news to investors that the risk extends to them as well. Marijuana-related stocks fell in after-hours trading after Politico published
MarketWatch (Wall St. Journal)
added Sep 18, 2018 21:17
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[UK] Cigarettes and tobacco seized in crackdown on illegal trade

Cheshire East Council trading standards officers seized cigarettes and tobacco worth more than £9,000 during a swoop against a fraudster, a court heard. Chester Crown Court was told 30,679 cigarettes and 24.3kg of rolling tobacco were uncovered during a
TheBusinessDesk.com (uk)
added Sep 14, 2018 17:18
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New York’s Tribal Cigarette Tax Ruling Heads To High Court ($$)

U.S. Supreme Court intervention is needed to correct a New York appeals court’s decision allowing the state to collect taxes on cigarettes sold on an Indian reservation to nontribal members because the ruling goes against state law and an 1842 treaty, a
Lexis Nexis
added Sep 14, 2018 03:23
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