On 17th September, a Portuguese MEP has raised concerns about a possible increase in the number of cigarettes being smuggled into the EU from Montenegro and highlighted continuing issues surrounding illicit tobacco products entering the EU from the country’s free-trade zone at the port of Bar. She also raised the subject of the Podgorica free trade zone which, she says, is all the more concerning as it contains a cigarette factory, which reportedly began production trials in late May 2018.

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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