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[South Africa] FTC Urged to Consider Allegations of British American Tobacco Corruption Before Approving Proposed Merger with Reynolds American

Tobacco-Free Kids detailed allegations made during 2014-2015 by four BAT insiders – two former BAT employees and two former insiders working on behalf of BAT in South Africa – that included bribery of government officials and corporate espionage against c
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Feb 3, 2017 19:21
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Philip Morris raises produce shipments in Ukraine by 14.7% in 2016

the estimated total cigarette market increased by 2.9%, to 72.7 billion pieces, mainly driven by a lower prevalence of illicit trade. The company said that in Q4 2016 the estimated total cigarette market decreased by 6.4%, to 17 billion pieces, principal
Interfax Ukraine (ua)
added Feb 3, 2017 17:29
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] BIR eyes 3rd-party monitor for bogus cigarettes, tax stamps

The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) is looking at tapping a third-party entity to monitor the proliferation of fake stamps and cigarettes in the tobacco industry. “We’re still studying it, we’re working on it,” BIR Commissioner Caesar Dulay told report
Manila Times (ph)
added Feb 3, 2017 17:28
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[Africa, South Africa] SA’s illicit cigarette trade smoking up a storm

South Africa accounts for a quarter of the world's illicit cigarette market‚ with taxes not paid on one in four smokes bought in the country. Despite this‚ the South African Revenue Service has failed to answer questions this week on how much the countr
Times LIVE (za)
added Feb 2, 2017 19:53
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[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] KT&G chief cleared of bribery charges

A local court on Thursday acquitted the head of the country's leading tobacco maker of receiving some tens of millions of won in bribes from a lobbyist for striking a deal with an advertising agency, citing a lack of evidence.
Korea Times (kr)
added Feb 2, 2017 19:53
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[Asia, Israel] Milchan said to tell cops Netanyahus demanded champagne, cigars

Billionaire Israeli film producer Arnon Milchan reportedly told Israeli police that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife demanded the champagne and cigars that he has allegedly been supplying them, and that these were not merely gifts he gave o
Times of Israel (is)
added Jan 31, 2017 19:52
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[Asia, Israel] Milchan: Netanyahus Demanded The Cigars and Champagne; Used Code Words to Order

As Haaretz has revealed, the police suspect that over a period of years, Milchan gave Netanyahu gifts...The investigation of graft allegations concerning Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has turned up its own code words. According to evidence...“Leaves”
Ha'aretz Newspaper/Magazine
added Jan 31, 2017 19:51
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[Romania] ANAF CHAIRMAN REQUESTS CUSTOMS ACTIVITY INSPECTION, GIVEN RISE OF ILLICIT TRADE IN CIGARETTES

The chairman of the National Agency for Tax Administration (ANAF), Bogdan – Nicolae Stan, requested that an analysis of last year’s activity of the General Customs Directorate (DGV) and regional customs’ directions be carried out, in view of identifying
Nine O'Clock (ro)
added Jan 31, 2017 17:26
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Why New York’s high tobacco taxes cost the state billions

Tax Foundation. The Washington-based tax policy nonprofit said the campaign by many states to generate more revenue — and at the same time deter smoking — has backfired into a morass of smuggling and black market activity. New York’s toxic cigarette ta
New York Post
added Jan 31, 2017 17:21
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[Indiana] 'Remarkable' E-Cig Liquid Law Partly Put Out By 7th Circ. ($$)

struck down as unconstitutional portions of an Indiana law that sought to regulate vapor pen and e-cigarette liquid manufacturers that sell their products in the state, finding that the requirements it placed on out-of-state companies violated the U.S. Co
Law360
added Jan 31, 2017 16:02
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