EU Signs Pact To Combat Illicit Tobacco Trade

Law360, New York (December 10, 2013, 5:05 PM ET) -- The European Union on Monday adopted World Health Organization guidelines meant to crack down on illegal tobacco trade by controlling and tracking the supply and movement of tobacco products.

The EU Council decided to sign onto a WHO protocol intended to eliminate illicit trade of tobacco products, according to the EU.

Under the protocol, those engaged in parts of the supply chain for tobacco, tobacco products or tobacco manufacturing equipment will be required to take steps to ensure that sales to their downstream customers reflect “real...
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