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[Uae] FTA outlines tobacco tracking, threatens businesses with bans

In October 2017, the UAE introduced a 100 per cent Excise Tax on tobacco products, effectively doubling their price overnight. The Federal Tax Authority (FTA) says that compliance with the tax reached 97.7 per cent in its first year, although the major
Gulf News (ae)
added Nov 28, 2018 23:01
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[UK-Scotland] CIG CON Greedy Scots lags to cash-in on jail smoking ban by flogging tobacco at 25 times usual price – including £50 per LIGHTER

Sources say inmates are stockpiling ciggies and baccy before lighting up behind bars becomes illegal on Friday. It’s expected £10 pouches will fetch up to £250
Scottish Sun (uk)
added Nov 28, 2018 22:58
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[South Africa] Allegedly illicit cigarette brand takes pole position in SA

“In a remarkable show of defiance, manufacturers of cigarettes selling below the minimum tax have expanded ...” the Tobacco Institute of Southern Africa said...Gold Leaf Tobacco’s RG brand was now the top-selling brand in SA overall, having overtaken all
BusinessLive (za)
added Nov 28, 2018 18:32
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E-Cig Maker Seeks ITC Probe Of Imported Cartridges

JUUL Labs Inc. has urged the U.S. International Trade Commission to investigate whether the importation into the United States and the sales of certain electronic cigarette cartridges by two dozen different...
Law360
added Nov 27, 2018 03:07
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FDA's Gottlieb Reaffirms Efforts to Stave Off New Youth Smokers

Gottlieb outlined the agency’s approach to those decisions at Bloomberg headquarters in New York Monday... “The two big things you’re looking at are the ability to migrate currently addicted adult smokers onto less harmful products, and the ability to pre
Bloomberg News
added Nov 27, 2018 02:25
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] Customs to ask China to stop exporting cigarette-making machines to PH

the bureau will ask its Chinese counterpart to prevent the exportation of cigarette-making machines to the Philippines in a bid to crack down the manufacture of fake cigarettes.
Manila Bulletin (ph)
added Nov 29, 2018 22:01
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[Australia] Woman 'bashed' for smoking in carpark

Emma Martin, a disability pensioner, was in the carpark of her Southport apartment building with a female friend when the two women were approached by a fellow resident, Nine News reported. The neighbour, identified by Nine News as Rewi Borell, argued t
News Interactive Network/News Limited/News.com (au)
added Nov 25, 2018 20:44
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[Europe, UK] From unemployment to tobacco trafficking: Why Gibraltar is a Brexit red line for Spain

26% of Gibraltar's budget "comes from the importation of 72 million packs [of tobacco] per year", which is equivalent to €180 million. "There is a lot of illegal smuggling of tobacco between Gibraltar and Spain and Spain is interested in this ending some
EuroNews
added Nov 28, 2018 23:11
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[Uae] Countering Illicit Trade to Combat the Misuse of Free Trade Zones (FTZs) by Organized Criminal Syndicates, Corrupt Facilitators, Money Launderers, and Terrorists

Mr. Luna encouraged countries to sign and ratify the Protocol to address the cross-border challenges posed today by illicit networks and to commit to be part of a global enforcement regime to tackle the illegal tobacco trade globally.
PR Newswire
added Nov 27, 2018 02:25
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[UK-Scotland] Lies, damned lies and illicit tobacco statistics

The spectre of the illicit trade is used to oppose public health measures such as standardised packaging and duty increases. Advertisements are taken out by tobacco companies promoting the possibility of an increase in criminal activity. Neither HMRC nor
Tobacco Unpacked (ASH Scotland) (uk)
added Nov 27, 2018 02:19
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