PHILIP MORRIS STEPS-UP FIGHT AGAINST ILLEGAL TRADE – AS NEW FIGURES SHOW COUNTERFEIT CIGARETTE CONSUMPTION ROSE 9% IN UK LAST YEAR

On 22 September, Grocery Trader and others reported that the company’s initiative follows a KPMG report which showed that in 2020 the proportion of illegal counterfeit and contraband cigarettes rose to 17.1% or 5.2 billion cigarettes  and that consumption of counterfeit cigarettes is at a 5-year high, up 9% on 2019.

https://grocerytrader.co.uk/philip-morris-steps-up-fight-against-illegal-trade-as-new-figures-show-counterfeit-cigarette-consumption-rose-9-in-uk-last-year/

The KPMG report is at –

https://www.stopillegal.com/docs/default-source/external-docs/kpmg-report—illicit-cigarette-consumption-in-the-eu-uk-norway-and-switzerland—2020-results.pdf

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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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