Illicit Trade

Economy & Jobs 23-07-2018

Tobacco smuggling: Marseille’s illicit secret

Like most big ports, Marseille has seen its fair share of crime and smuggling. The latest trend, seen almost everywhere in the bustling Mediterranean city, is the sale of cigarettes smuggled from North Africa. In the endless cat-and-mouse game with the police, smugglers seem to be winning, for now.
Enhancing Traceability to Combat Counterfeiting and Illicit Trade
Economy & Jobs 12-12-2016

Enhancing traceability to combat counterfeiting and illicit trade

The definition of new international standards and control processes to fight counterfeiting and cross-border illicit trade is increasingly considered as a priority by industries and policy makers.
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Changing trends in smuggling
Economy & Jobs 03-10-2016

Changing trends in smuggling “Illicit whites”, a concern for EU security and revenues

The illicit tobacco trade is a global issue with a major impact on the EU, accounting for an estimated 10.4% of the cigarette market worldwide.
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Economy & Jobs 27-05-2013

The EU’s Illegal Tobacco Market: The problem, the consequences and effective solutions

In 2011, KPMG estimated that the annual consumption of illegal cigarettes in the EU was 65.3 billion cigarettes. This was the highest ever recorded level and the fifth consecutive yearly increase. KPMG estimated the annual EU-wide tax loss due to cigarette smuggling to be approximately 11.3 billion euros.