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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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[UK] Raids find illegal tobacco and alcohol

More than 150,000 illegal cigarettes and packets of rolling tobacco, and four bottles of vodka, were confiscated in the operations held across Sandwell. Sandwell Council's leader Steve Eling warned shop owners risk losing their license if caught out. Me
Midlands Express and Star (uk)
added Oct 11, 2017 15:14
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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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