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Latin America: Illegal Tobacco Hurts Trade

There is a systemic relationship of illicit trade with other fundamental factors that shape Latin American cigarette markets, such as taxes and regulations, consumer driven trends such as healthier lifestyles, and consumers simply adjusting their spendin
Latinvex
added Oct 10, 2017 20:58
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[Korea - North] Diplomats and Deceit: North Korea’s Criminal Activities in Africa (PDF)

North Korean defectors interviewed for this report have claimed that significant quantities of tobacco and cigarettes have also been shipped from Africa to North Korea...diplomats frequently took advantage of duty-free allocations to buy cigarettes and
Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime (ch)
added Oct 10, 2017 20:50
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[New Zealand] Call for lower excise taxes

Seymour has called for tobacco-product excise taxes to be lowered, according to a story by Sam Carran for Newstalk ZB. Seymour says that the doubling of such taxes during the past five years has led to an increase in crimes against retailers. Nearly 500
Tobacco Reporter
added Oct 10, 2017 20:42
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[Africa, Tanzania] Smuggled, counterfeit cigarettes flood market

Tanzania Cigarette Company in collaboration with the National Environmental Management Council, Tanzania Revenue Authority and the police destroyed contraband and counterfeit cigarettes worth 8.5bn/- in Dar es Salaam last week.
TSN Daily News (tz)
added Oct 10, 2017 20:36
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[Asia] Philip Morris to fund fight against illegal cigarette trade in India

With illicit cigarettes capturing a fifth of the Indian cigarette market, a global tobacco major has said it will fund proposals under its $100 million global initiative to support third-party projects dedicated to the fight against illegal trade.
The Economic Times (India)
added Oct 10, 2017 20:35
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[Europe] Commission hits back at criticism over tobacco track and trace proposal

European Commission’s proposal for a tobacco track and trace system is fully in line with the WHO (FCTC) provisions, as it gives control over the system to the member states and not the tobacco industry, a Commission spokesperson told EURACTIV.
EurActiv
added Oct 10, 2017 15:46
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[New Zealand] Higher taxes blamed for surge in black market tobacco

The results of a parliamentary inquiry into the trade of illegal tobacco warns that a recent tax increase is fueling the black market, prompting calls for more resources to crack down on and tax the criminals bringing cheap cigarettes into the country.
Yahoo! New Zealand News
added Oct 8, 2017 16:24
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[Korea - North] Russian ferry operator involved in shipping N. Korean cargo to China

with a plan to reload the cargo onto a non-North Korean ship bound for Foshan in southeastern China. The Mangyongbong returned to Rason with tobacco and mahjong game tables
Kyodo News Service (jp)
added Oct 8, 2017 10:08
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[UK] EXCLUSIVE: Iraqi migrant doesn't have to work by flogging illegal fags for easy cash

AN Iraqi migrant living in Britain makes so much cash flogging illegal fags he doesn’t have to work... The Daily Star can reveal the Kurd, who calls himself Khalid, buys 40,000 illegally imported cigs at a time. He openly advertises them for sale on a F
Daily Star (uk)
added Oct 6, 2017 03:35
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[Virginia] Man accused of stealing more than $800,000 from Richmond-based tobacco trade association

Federal authorities are accusing the co-founder of a tobacco trade association of stealing more than $833,000 from it over a five-year period. Ronald Tully, 57...the scheme, which victimized the Council of Independent Tobacco Manufacturers of America, be
Richmond (VA) Times-Dispatch
added Oct 6, 2017 02:49
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