EPP Group lobbies against the illicit trade in tobacco products

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EPP Group lobbies against the illicit trade in tobacco products


The European Union and its member states are losing more than €10bn per year in duties and tax revenue from the illicit trade in tobacco products, according to the European People’s Party in the European Parliament.

In a press release, the EPP Group called for further action against smuggling of tobacco products.

“To tackle this crime, agreements with big tobacco companies were important at the start, but now we need a new box of tools,” said Inge Gräßle MEP, Chairwoman of the European Par...


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