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[New York] Chamber Urges 2nd Circ. To Trim UPS Penalty In Tobacco Suit ($$)

Chamber of Commerce and others on Friday urged the Second Circuit to reverse an order from a federal judge in New York slapping UPS with $237 million in penalties for helping move untaxed cigarettes from tribal lands, arguing that the amount is unconstitu
Law360
added Oct 17, 2017 18:07
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More tobacco products bought by Estonians in Latvia

Although the market for counterfeit and contraband cigarettes in Estonia has contracted to 13.3% of total consumption, cross-border flows from Latvia are increasing, a survey by KPMG indicates, cites LETA/BNS.
The Baltic Course (uk)
added Oct 17, 2017 13:16
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[UK] JTI removes 30th gantry following illicit tobacco seizures

JTI’s head of corporate affairs, Charlie Cunningham-Reid, said: “JTI has again demonstrated its commitment to take action against a retailer found to be selling illegal tobacco. Our action, supporting those of law enforcement agencies, serves as a timel
Convenience Store (uk)
added Oct 16, 2017 15:34
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Smuggling of e-cigarettes drastically increasing in Singapore; strict legal action awaits smugglers

Last three years in Singapore have witnessed a rising number of smuggling and sale cases of e-cigarettes, which are banned lawfully in the country. The demand of e-cigarettes is very high in black markets, and as the demand increases, smugglers have adop
IBT - International Business Times
added Oct 15, 2017 15:39
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] Sharp rise in smuggling and sale of e-cigarettes

From April 2014 to March this year, the Health Sciences Authority (HSA) probed about 15,000 vaporiser cases...It is already illegal to import, distribute or sell e-cigarettes...But it will soon be against the law to use them
Straits Times (sg)
added Oct 15, 2017 15:38
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[Canada] Tax hike on Ontario smokes a boon for black market

Smoke-Free Ontario Modernization report...calls for huge tax increases on smokes...“When you talk about taxation specifically, these groups are putting their head in the sand, they’re not recognizing that there is a contraband problem in the province,” sa
Toronto (Ont) Sun (ca)
added Oct 14, 2017 09:13
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[Canada] SIDELINED Big Tobacco claims the government is playing favourites with cannabis companies

obacco firms are certainly peeved by the way the government is going about the legalization process. “We do not understand why the same principle, of a low tax for marijuana, is not being applied to tobacco,” said Jorge Araya, President and CEO of Imperi
Vice.com
added Oct 14, 2017 08:49
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[France, Spain] 1.7 tonnes illegal tobacco stopped at Spanish border

Over one and a half tonnes of contraband tobacco worth almost €423,000 in resale value has been stopped at the French-Spanish border. The 1.7 tonne haul - in a heavy goods vehicle registered in Germany - was intercepted at a customs checkpoint on the A9
The Connexion (fr)
added Oct 13, 2017 05:39
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[Australia] Organised crime 'windfall' as illegal tobacco consumption rises and taxes fall

Tax revenue from tobacco fell more than $200 million below official estimates despite an increase in the amount of tobacco being smoked and a recent 12.5 per cent rise in excise tax, analysis of federal government research reveals. Retailers, cigarette
Australian Financial Review (au)
added Oct 13, 2017 05:38
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[Asia-pacific, Singapore] Call for education to back anti-smoking laws

A multi-pronged approach combining laws and education to tackle tobacco use here is necessary, given that the proportion of smokers has hit a plateau over the past decade, said health experts. The latest step last week by the Ministry of Health, in prop
Straits Times (sg)
added Oct 11, 2017 19:52
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