EurActiv on 18th July reported that the Ukrainian government has adopted new legislation to strengthen customs co-operation with the EU in order to better combat corruption and smuggling, including tobacco products.  It is reported that Ukraine has become a world hub for the supply of illegal cigarettes to Europe. From China, the UAE through Odesa, Belarus, Moldova, from uncontrolled territories [of Donbas] through Ukraine, as a kind of a ‘wild land’, illegal cigarettes go to Europe.


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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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