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KPMG report finds European illicit cigarette market continues to grow despite overall decline in consumption

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Protecting consumers: How do you avoid fakes online?

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Standing up to the black market and safeguarding a smoke-free future

The fight against illicit trade continues unabated in 2022. PMI is working toward stamping out this global problem.

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2022 offers an opportunity to revamp our fight against illicit trade

This includes public-private partnerships, technological innovation as a disruptor of illicit operations, and concrete enforcement against illicit activities.

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Germany becomes the second-largest market for illicit tobacco in Europe

Against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic and the economic and social impact of border closures and lockdowns, consumption of illicit cigarettes increased.

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Gang members who sold illegal cigarettes on social media jailed for a total of 18 years

At the trial, the prosecutor pointed out that severe prison sentences were justified, arguing that this was not a petty crime, but in fact the work of a major criminal organization.

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Free Trade Zones: How to combat illicit trade and counterfeiting

In a recent policy dialogue, the International Trademark Association (INTA) and the World Free Zones Organization (World FZO) discussed the vulnerabilities surrounding free trade zones.