C3115 - Additional information concerning illicit trade in tobacco products

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Afghanistan Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Albania Report not provided Report not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
Algeria Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO African Region
Angola National Revenue Authority (ARA) works with the National Police, the finance police (or financial police) and the Mobile Support Group to control illicit trade. The Finance and Mobile Support Group are independent of the National Police but administratively are located in the National Police offices across the country. National Revenue Authority (ARA) works with the National Police, the finance police (or financial police) and the Mobile Support Group to control illicit trade. The Finance and Mobile Support Group are independent of the National Police but administratively are located in the National Police offices across the country. Report not provided WHO African Region
Antigua and Barbuda Report not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Armenia Report not provided Report not provided Manufacturing of tobacco products is licensed according to the RA Law ''On Licensing''. Distribution of tobacco products does not require a direct licensing but according to the RA Law “On Local Duties and Payments ” the points of sale in order to sell tobacco products have to pay local duties and then to get the right (certificate) to sell tobacco products WHO European Region
Australia In relation to (Article 15.2(a)), under the Tobacco Plain Packaging Act 2011, tobacco product retail packaging must be free from any markings other than the permitted markings, as specified in the Tobacco Plain Packaging Regulations 2011. Permitted markings include, for example, brand and variant name; statements of measurement (e.g. the pack size or volume); and origin marks (alphanumeric codes and covert marks). The Tobacco Plain Packaging Act 2011 provides for tobacco companies to use certain anti-counterfeiting techniques, including alphanumeric codes, barcodes and an unlimited number of covert marks (marks that are not visible to the naked eye), on packaging on a voluntary basis. In relation to question C313 (Article 15.2(a)), under the Tobacco Plain Packaging Act 2011, tobacco product retail packaging must be free from any markings other than the permitted markings, as specified in the Tobacco Plain Packaging Regulations 2011. Permitted markings include, for example, brand and variant name; statements of measurement (e.g. the pack size or volume); and origin marks (alphanumeric codes and covert marks). In relation to C312, the Tobacco Plain Packaging Act 2011 provides for tobacco companies to use certain anti-counterfeiting techniques, including alphanumeric codes, barcodes and an unlimited number of covert marks (marks that are not visible to the naked eye), on packaging on a voluntary basis. Answer not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
Austria Answer not provided Para. 7 of the Austrian tobacco act requires marking of all tobacco products in an adequete way that secures the identification and tracing of the products. Therefore every packing unit must carry a batch number or an equivalent indication allowing to identfy the place and date of its production. Para. 11 (2) of the Austrian tobacco taxation act (''Tabaksteuergesetz'' Federal Law Gazette No. 704/1994 idgF) requires that tobacco products that are dedicated for sale on the Austrian market are marked with the indication ''for sale in Austria''. For details see https://www.ris.bka.gv.at/GeltendeFassung.wxe?Abfrage=Bundesnormen&Gesetzesnummer=10004877 Under Austrian law there is a state monopoly on the sale of tobacco. The sale of tobacco products to customers is limited to tobacconists hospitality venues and pit stops with gastronomical services. Tobacconists need a license issued by the monopoly administration authority (Monopolverwaltungsgesellschaft). Smuggling of cigarettes and other tobacco products constitutes the offence of smuggling or evasion of import duties (Hinterziehung von Eingangs-abgaben) under Para. 35 of the Austrian Fiscal Penalties Act (Finanzstrafgesetz Federal Law Gazette No 129/1958 idgF). The fiscal offence of smuggling and evasion of import duties is punishable under Para. 35 (4) of the Fiscal Penalties Act with a fine of up to the twice amount of the tax being payable on the goods imported or with a fine of up to the twice amount of the aforesaid reduction illegally gained by the evasion of import duties. In addition to the fine a term imprisonment of up to two years may be imposed. In addition to the fiscal offence under Para. 35 of the Fiscal Penalties act the financial offence of intentional violation of state monopoly on tobacco regulations under Para. 44 of the fiscal penalties act also applies and is punishable with a fine of up to the amount of the so called basis of assessment (Bemessungsgrundlage) which is equivalent to the price attainable for the tobacco product on the regular domestic market or to the retail price fixed for such items being subject to monopoly regulations. Counterfeiting of tobacco products can be prosecuted according to the provisions of § 14 of the Austrian Tobacco Act (Tabakgesetz) since it usually constitutes a violation of requirements to mark tobacco products in order to identify their indicated manufacturer and determine their origin (fines up to Para. 7 260 - in the case of repetition up to Para. 14 530 -) or be prosecuted as offence of Para. 60 of the Austrian trade mark protection act (Markenschutzgesetz - Federal Law Gazette No. 260/1970 idgF). Violations under § 60 of the trade mark protection act are only prosecuted on request of victim. Fines of up to 360 daily rates or in the case of a commission on a professional basis term imprisonment of up to 2 years can be imposed. For financial offences under Para. 35 and 44 of the Financial Penalties Act Para. 17 (2) a WHO European Region
Azerbaijan Sources: Law on Tobacco and Tobacco Product of Azerbaijan Republic – Articles 15, 16 and 19; The Tax Code of the Republic of Azerbaijan Sources: Law on Tobacco and Tobacco Product of Azerbaijan Republic – Articles 15, 16 and 19; The Tax Code of the Republic of Azerbaijan Sources: Law on Tobacco and Tobacco Product of Azerbaijan Republic – Articles 15 16 and 19; The Tax Code of the Republic of Azerbaijan – Article 89 WHO European Region
Bahamas Report not provided • Enactment of Excise Stamp (Tobacco Products) Control Act 2013 • http://laws.bahamas.gov.bs/cms/images/LEGISLATION/PRINCIPAL/2013/2013-0008/ExciseStampTobaccoProductsControlAct2013_1.pdf Answer not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Bahrain (Kingdom of) Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Bangladesh Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO South-East Asia Region
Barbados Answer not provided Answer not provided A broad stakeholder meeting was convened late in 2013 including the Office of the Attorney General and the Department of Commerce. It is proposed that this dialogue should be continued with law enforcement agencies and the Customs Department. The complex nature of the protocol will require significance changes to the laws of Barbados and therefore can only be achieved through a step-wise approach. WHO Region of the Americas
Belarus Регулирование оборота табачных изделий предусмотрено Декретом Президента Республики Беларусь от 17.12.2002 № 28 «О государственном регулировании производства, оборота и потребления табачного сырья и табачных изделий» и Указом Президента Республики Беларусь от 1 сентября 2010 № 450 «О лицензировании отдельных видов деятельности». Производство табачных изделий могут осуществлять только юридические лица Республики Беларусь. Также вышеназванными нормативными правовыми актами установлены требования к технологическому оборудованию для производства табачных изделий, а именно: государственная регистрация основного технологического оборудования, находящегося в собственности или хозяйственном ведении юридического лица; оснащение оборудования исправными и поверенными приборами учета готовой продукции, прошедшими государственные испытания (включенными в Государственный реестр средств измерений Республики Беларусь) или метрологическую аттестацию; приборы учета должны иметь установленные средства контроля, фискальную память, обеспечивающую долговременное хранение и защиту от несанкционированного изменения учетных данных, возможность подключения и совместной работы с IBM-совместимым компьютером. Регулирование оборота табачных изделий предусмотрено Декретом Президента Республики Беларусь от 17.12.2002 № 28 «О государственном регулировании производства, оборота и потребления табачного сырья и табачных изделий» и Указом Президента Республики Беларусь от 1 сентября 2010 № 450 «О лицензировании отдельных видов деятельности». Производство табачных изделий могут осуществлять только юридические лица Республики Беларусь. Также вышеназванными нормативными правовыми актами установлены требования к технологическому оборудованию для производства табачных изделий, а именно: государственная регистрация основного технологического оборудования, находящегося в собственности или хозяйственном ведении юридического лица; оснащение оборудования исправными и поверенными приборами учета готовой продукции, прошедшими государственные испытания (включенными в Государственный реестр средств измерений Республики Беларусь) или метрологическую аттестацию; приборы учета должны иметь установленные средства контроля, фискальную память, обеспечивающую долговременное хранение и защиту от несанкционированного изменения учетных данных, возможность подключения и совместной работы с IBM-совместимым компьютером. Regulation of tobacco products provided by Presidential Decree of 17.12.2002 ? 28 ''On state regulation of production trafficking and consumption of tobacco and tobacco products'' and Presidential Decree of September 1 2010 ? 450 ''On licensing certain types of activities.'' Manufacture of tobacco products may only be legal persons of the Republic of Belarus. Also the above mentioned normative legal acts establish requirements for production equipment for the manufacture of tobacco products namely the state registration of the main technological equipment owned or economic management of a legal entity; optional equipment serviceable and attorneys metered finished products that have passed state tests (included in the State register of measuring the Republic of Belarus) or metrological certification; Meters must be installed controls fiscal memory providing long-term storage and protection from unauthorized change credentials and ability to connect and collaborate with IBM-compatible PC. WHO European Region
Belgium Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
Belize Report not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Benin au niveau des frontières terrestres, il y a à renforcer le contrôle car il existe de la contrebande transfrontalières hors de la douane, des données existent à ce sujet Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO African Region
Bhutan Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO South-East Asia Region
Bolivia (Plurinational State of) Answer not provided Report not provided Report not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Bosnia and Herzegovina Article 3 (1) of the Rulebook on excise stamps for tobacco products, alcoholic beverages, fruit natural brandy, coffee and wine stipulates that manufacturers or importers of tobacco products are obliged to mark every single product with excise stamp. Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
Botswana The country has also signed protocol that Eliminate on Illicit Trade on Tobacco Products. Report not provided Report not provided WHO African Region
Brazil In 2016, the Secretariat of the Convention, as part of an effort to push for ratification of the Protocol by Parties to the Convention, organized a Multisectoral Workshop for Parties to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control in Latin America with the participation of Brazil, Venezuela, Uruguay, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. The objective of this meeting was to promote the entry into force of the Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products in partnership with the Government of Brazil, through the Sanitary Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) and the Executive Secretariat of CONICQ / INCA, and support of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO Brazil). The purpose of the meeting held at ANVISAs premises in Brasilia was to (i) raise awareness of the Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products among the different sectors of the Public Administration related to the ratification or implementation of the Protocol (such as the departments of health, federal revenue, farm, justice, trade and legislative), and (ii) discuss with the Parties technical requirements of the Protocol, including tracking and localization and existing good practices to implement the Protocols measures. In 2017, CONICQ promoted a seminar in Brasília, whose main objective was to bring together different areas of government that will contribute to the implementation of the measures provided for in the Protocol once the process of ratification of Brazils accession is completed. To this end, the seminar was attended by representatives from different sectors such as: Ministry of Finance (Operational Coordination of Surveillance and Repression of Smuggling and Relocation, and General Coordination of Inspection of the Federal Revenue Service of Brazil), Ministry of Justice and the Federal Highway Police), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Division of Social Issues and Division to Combat Transnational Illicit Trade), ANVISA (General Management of Tobacco Products), the International Advisory Office of the Ministry of Health, the Center for Tobacco Studies and Health Cetab / Ensp / Fiocruz, of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply (MAPA), Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), INCA (Population Research Division, Tobacco Control Division, International Cooperation, and the Executive Secretariat of CONICQ), the ACT Health Promotion, The Union, tobacco use in São Paulo and Acre, and the State Sanitary Surveillance of Mato Grosso do Sul. xxx Answer not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Brunei Darussalam Answer not provided Report not provided Answer not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
Bulgaria Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
Burkina Faso Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO African Region
Burundi Report not provided Answer not provided Report not provided WHO African Region
Cambodia Answer not provided Report not provided Answer not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
Cameroon Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO African Region
Canada Answer not provided In March 2013, the Government of Canada announced: the establishment of an RCMP Anti-Contraband Tobacco Force of 50 resources; the Trafficking in Contraband Tobacco Act to establish mandatory minimum penalties for repeat offenders; and, funding of $3 million over two years for ten additional resources in First Nations police services to focus on contraband tobacco. Answer not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Cape Verde Answer not provided Answer not provided Report not provided WHO African Region
Central African Republic Report not provided Report not provided Report not provided WHO African Region
Chad Afin de Lutter contre le commerce illicité au Tchad, chaque paquet de Cigarette en vente doit comporter la mention suivante:"fabriquées et vendues au Tchad". Il est important de souligner aussi que le Tcad a engagé le processus de ratification protocole commerce illicite des produits de tabac. Actuellement, le protocole a été adopté aux conseils de cabinet du Ministre Secrataire Général du Gouvernement Report not provided Report not provided WHO African Region
Chile Se está estudiando junto al Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores el Protocolo de Comercio Ilícito de Productos de Tabaco. Se está estudiando junto al Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores el Protocolo de Comercio Ilícito de Productos de Tabaco. Se está estudiando junto al Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores el Protocolo de Comercio Ilícito de Productos de Tabaco. WHO Region of the Americas
China Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
Colombia Se está en proceso de ratificación del Protocolo para la eliminación del comercio ilícito de productos de tabaco (Colombia lo firmó en la Quinta Conferencia de las Partes en Seúl, 2012). Se está en proceso de ratificación del Protocolo para la eliminación del comercio ilícito de productos de tabaco (Colombia lo firmó en la Quinta Conferencia de las Partes en Seúl, 2012). Se está en proceso de ratificación del Protocolo para la eliminación del comercio ilícito de productos de tabaco (Colombia lo firmó en la Quinta Conferencia de las Partes en Seúl. 2012). WHO Region of the Americas
Comoros Answer not provided Report not provided Report not provided WHO African Region
Congo Report not provided Le Congo, membre actif de la CEMAC et de lOMD, bénéficie dune aide de lUnion Européenne et de la FMI pour la reforme fiscale Answer not provided WHO African Region
Cook Islands no change since the last report Answer not provided Cook Islands did not sign the WHO FCTC Protocol on Illicit Trade on Tobacco Products WHO Western Pacific Region
Costa Rica Se implementó una línea de coordinación interinstitucional e intersectorial entre Ministerio de Salud, la Dirección General de Aduanas del Ministerio de Hacienda, Policía de Control Fiscal, Fuerza Pública y Policía Municipal permitiendo el trabajo conjunto para optimizar los recursos y evitar duplicidad de funciones, cuyo objetivo es detectar productos de tabaco ilícitos falsificados y contrabando ¨que circula en el país de manera ilegal, según lo contempla la Ley 9028. El proyecto N° 19.448 APROBACIÓN DEL PROTOCOLO PARA LA ELIMINACIÓN DEL COMERCIO ILÍCITO DE PRODUCTOS DE TABACO, fue votado por la Asamblea Legislativa a finales del 2016. A partir de diciembre del 2014 el Ministerio de Hacienda y la Cámara Costarricense Norteamericana de Comercio (AmCham) utilizan la aplicación web www.mercado ilegal.com que permite a los ciudadanos reportar de forma directa situaciones de comercio ilegal en el país y se creó el www.catalogomercadoilegal.comDecreto # 35410 MEIC-G-SP-H publicado en la Gaceta N° 95 del 20 de mayo del 2014 se declara de interés público y nacional la lucha contra el comercio ilícito y se crea la comisión mixta contra el comercio ilícito Ley para mejorar la lucha contra el contrabando N° 9328 Gaceta 220 del 12 de noviembre del 2015. Actualmente, el Programa de Control de Tabaco del Ministerio de Salud intentó implementar el sistema de trazabilidad para productos de tabaco, en conjunto con otra empresa estatal, el cual pretende contar con un sistema que permita detectar las prácticas ilegales de comercialización de cigarrillos, pero la industria tabacalera y las cámaras empresariales han hecho presión para evitar que se instale, por lo que por orden de la ministra de salud el proyecto se mantiene en stand by. Se implementó una línea de coordinación interinstitucional e intersectorial entre Ministerio de Salud, Ministerio de Hacienda: Dirección General de Aduanas, Policía de Control Fiscal, Fuerza Pública y Policía Municipal permitiendo el trabajo conjunto para optimizar los recursos y evitar duplicidad de funciones, cuyo objetivo es detectar productos de tabaco ilícitos falsificados y contrabando ¨que circula en el país de manera ilegal, según lo contempla la Ley General de Control de Tabaco y sus Efectos Nocivos en la Salud Pública (Ley 9028). Se efectuaron acciones de abogacía de manera tal que los miembros de la Comisión Permanente Especial de Relaciones Internacionales y Comercio Exterior emitieron el DICTAMEN UNÁNIME AFIRMATIVO sobre el proyecto: “APROBACIÓN DEL PROTOCOLO PARA LA ELIMINACIÓN DEL COMERCIO ILÍCITO DE PRODUCTOS DE TABACO”, expediente N.º 19.448, iniciativa del Poder Ejecutivo. El proyecto fue iniciado el 20 de enero de 2015, y publicado en La Gaceta N.º 40, de 26 de febrero de 2015. Y en este momento ocupa el lugar número 22 en la corriente legislative. Es importante mencionar que se reanudó la coordinación con los funcionarios del Ministerio de Hacienda dado el interés de las autoridades actuales, a fin de implementar un sistema de seguimiento y localización de los productos de tabaco y sus derivados, el cual permitiría identificar los puntos de desvío de las cajetillas para su distribución illegal. A partir de diciembre del 2014 el Ministerio de Hacienda y la Cámara Costarricense Norteamericana de Comercio (AmCham) utilizan la aplicación web www.mercado ilegal.com que permite a los ciudadanos reportar de forma directa situaciones de comercio ilegal en el país y se creó el www.catalogomercadoilegal.comDecreto # 35410 MEIC-G-SP-H publicado en la Gaceta N° 95 del 20 de mayo del 2014 se declara de interés público y nacional la lucha contra el comercio ilícito y se crea la comisión mixta contra el comercio ilícito Ley para mejorar la lucha contra el contrabando N| 9328 Gaceta 220 del 12 de noviembre del 2015 Answer not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Côte d'Ivoire Il existe, dune manière générale, des mesures réglementaires relatives au commerce illicite et à la contrebande. Answer not provided Source :1) Base juridique sur le commerce illicite du tabac Décret N° 65-74 DU 06/03/1965 fixant les règles particulières de marquage des tabacs à fumer des cigares et des cigarettes ; 2) loi N° 2013-865 du 23/12/2013 RELATIVE A LA LUTTE CONTRE LA CONTREFACON ET LE PIRATAGE WHO African Region
Croatia In relation to the Act on the implementing of customs legislation of the European union, and in regard to Article 70, the goods that were the object of a customs offense, as well as any means of transport or conveyance used for the transport or conveyance of goods that were the object of the offence, shall be confiscated. In case of goods that were the object of criminal proceedings, Articles 556-563 of the Criminal Proceedings Act prescribe the penalty of confiscating the earnings, that is property, accumulated in the criminal act, which in this case is smuggling of tobacco products. Article 15.4(e): Pursuant to Article 21 and 81 of the Act implementing of customs provisions of the European union, and in regard to Article 71 and 74, the goods that were the object of a customs offense, as well as any means of transport or conveyance used for the transport or conveyance of goods that were the object of the offence, shall be confiscated. In case of goods that were the object of criminal proceedings, Articles 556-563 of the Criminal Proceedings Act prescribe the penalty of confiscating the earnings, that is property, accumulated in the criminal act, which in this case is smuggling of tobacco products Article 15.4(e): Pursuant to Article 240 paragraph 1 points 1 and 2 of the Customs Act and in regard to Article 245 the goods that were the object of a customs offense as well as any means of transport or conveyance used for the transport or conveyance of goods that were the object of the offence shall be confiscated. In case of goods that were the object of criminal proceedings Articles 556-563 of the Criminal Proceedings Act prescribe the penalty of confiscating the earnings that is property accumulated in the criminal act which in this case is smuggling of tobacco products. WHO European Region
Cyprus Report not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
Czech Republic International co-operation in the field of tax administration is gradually improving. It is based mainly on regular exchange of information, data sharing, usage of the EU electronic system (ELO), and bilateral contacts. International co-operation in the field of tax administration is gradually improving. It is based mainly on regular exchange of information, data sharing, usage of the EU electronic system (ELO), and bilateral contacts. Answer not provided WHO European Region
Democratic People's Republic of Korea Answer not provided Report not provided Answer not provided WHO South-East Asia Region
Democratic Republic of the Congo Il est prévu prochainement de signer un protocole avec tous les services publics oeuvrant aux frontières pour reiner le commerce illicite. Il est prévu prochainement de signer un protocole avec tous les services publics oeuvrant aux frontières pour reiner le commerce illicite. Report not provided WHO African Region
Denmark Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
Djibouti Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Dominica Report not provided Answer not provided Report not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Ecuador De acuerdo al Servicio Nacional de Aduana del Ecuador (SENAE), en el ámbito de la frontera terrestre, constituye delito de contrabando la descarga, venta y acopio en la zona de libre tránsito, de cantidades comerciales de mercancías extranjeras que no se han sometido al cumplimiento de las formalidades aduaneras. En caso de viajeros mayores de 18 años de edad que ingresan por las fronteras terrestre, es permitido el ingreso máximo 3 cajetillas de cigarrillos; De acuerdo a las atribuciones de la Dirección Nacional de Intervención (DNI) en coordinación con la Unidad de Vigilancia Aduanera (UVA) del Servicio Nacional de Aduanas del Ecuador (UVA), dentro de sus objetivos se encuentra programado el control a este tipo de mercancías “productos de tabaco” y evitar el tráfico de ilícito de esta clase de mercancías. Para efectos sancionatorios por contrabando, se considera la siguiente normativa en el cual expresa el respectivo procedimiento. Resolución Nro. SENAE-DGN-2015-0051-RE “Lineamientos para Regularizar la Mercancía Aprehendida en Zona Secundaria Respecto de la cual se ha Iniciado un Proceso de Contravención Administrativa”. Resolución Nro. SENAE-DGN-2013-0361-RE “Generalidades del Régimen Transfronterizo". Para el intercambio de información entre autoridades aduaneras, tributarias y otras autoridades, el Servicio Nacional de Aduanas del Ecuador (SENAE) realiza intercambio de información con el SRI, la Agencia Nacional de Tránsito (ANT), la Dirección Nacional de Registro de Datos Públicos (DINARDAP), el Ministerio de Comercio Exterior, entre otros. De acuerdo a la normativa aduanera, se consideran como mercancías no aptas para ser subastadas las siguientes: Mercancías de prohibida importación Mercancías que vulneren derechos de propiedad intelectual Mercancías no aptas para el consumo humano Mercancías que carezcan de documentos de acompañamiento o de soporte relacionados con restricciones técnicas al comercio. Así también, mediante Resolución (SENAE-DGN-2012-00238-RE, 03-jul-12) Artículo 7, se establece lo siguiente: "Mercancía no apta para el consumo humano.- La mercancía caducada o no apta para el consumo humano, exceptuando a los medicamentos, será obligatoriamente destruida sentando los hechos en un acta a cargo de la Dirección de Zona Primaria. En la destrucción se observarán las normas vigentes en materia medioambiental." El SENAE controla dentro de sus procesos aduaneros el ingreso de la mercancía , así como puede efectuar controles posteriores para constatar que se ha cumplido con la obligación aduanera en todo aspecto. Además el Código Orgánico de la Producción, Comercio e Inversiones (COPCI) establece: Art. 207.- Potestad Aduanera.- La potestad aduanera es el conjunto de derechos y atribuciones que las normas supranacionales, la ley y el reglamento otorgan de manera privativa al Servicio Nacional de Aduana del Ecuador para el cumplimiento de sus fines. Art. 145.- Control Posterior.- Dentro del plazo de cinco años contados desde la fecha de pago de los tributos al comercio exterior el Servicio Nacional de Aduana del Ecuador podrá someter a verificación las declaraciones aduaneras, así como toda información que posea cualquier persona natural o jurídica que guarde relación con mercancías importadas. El SENAE lidera el “Plan Integral de Lucha Contra el Contrabando y la Defraudación”, en el cual se ha logrado integrar los esfuerzos y recursos de 20 instituciones. Este Plan se compone de estrategias integrales, con acciones para conseguir mejoras y modernizaciones en los sistemas de control, servicios y otros como la tipificación de delitos aduaneros, restructuración de infraestructura y asistencia técnica oportuna. Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Egypt Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
El Salvador Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Equatorial Guinea NO EXISTE LEY NO EXISTE LEY Report not provided WHO African Region
Estonia Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
Ethiopia Report not provided Report not provided Report not provided WHO African Region
European Union * Related to the answer to question C.3.1.9, the Union Customs Code (Articles 197 -200) contains provisions related to the destruction of goods – but does not set out rules as to environmentally friendly methods. OLAF webpage on cigarette smuggling: https://ec.europa.eu/anti-fraud/investigations/eu-revenue/cigarette_smuggling_en * Related to the answer to question C.3.1.5: the secondary legislation relating to the establishment and operation of the EUs traceability system requires that a human readable code to accompany all unique identifier markings on unit packets, allowing electronic access to the information contained in the unique identifer OLAF’s web page on cigarettes: https://ec.europa.eu/antifraud/investigations/eu-revenue/cigarette_smuggling_en. The EC and its Member States currently have legally binding and enforceable Agreements with four major tobacco manufacturers namely Philip Morris International (PMI) Japan Tobacco International (JTI) British American Tobacco (BAT) and Imperial Tobacco Limited (ITL). These Agreements oblige the Manufacturers to comply with the requirements outlined at 3.3.1.1 to 3.3.1.7. Details on the OLAF''s work on this area: http://ec.europa.eu/anti_fraud/investigations/eu-revenue/cigarette_smuggling_en.htm WHO European Region
Fiji Report not provided Report not provided Answer not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
Finland Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
France Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
Gabon Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO African Region
Gambia Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO African Region
Georgia Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
Germany The Member States of the European Union monitor and control the movement of excisable products by applying the "Excise Movement an Control System" (EMCS). It also enables governments and authorities to exchange data and collaborate in case of dubious or uncompleted movements. The Member States of the European Union monitor and control the movement of excisable products by applying the "Excise Movement an Control System" (EMCS). It also enables governments and authorities to exchange data and collaborate in case of dubious or uncompleted movements. Answer not provided WHO European Region
Ghana Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO African Region
Greece Report not provided Very recently, a new law on tobacco product illicit trade control is open to public discussion. However, the interference of tobacco industry in implementing track and tracing systems for illicit trade control is not excluded, contrary to the Preamble and article 4 of the Protocol. Answer not provided WHO European Region
Grenada There is also a Negative List issued by The Ministry Of Trade which requires an Importer to apply for a Trade Licence to Import Cigarettes from an Extra-Regional Country into Grenada. There is also a Negative List issued by The Ministry Of Trade which requires an Importer to apply for a Trade Licence to Import Cigarettes from an Extra-Regional Country into Grenada. Answer not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Guatemala La legislación sobre contrabando no es específica para productos del tabaco. Algunas reformas recientes han intentado fortalecerla. Existe legislación complementaria, por ejemplo, la Ley de Extinción de Dominio, que funciona para el caso de contrabando de productos del tabaco, aunque no sea específica para este tipo de materiales. En enero de 2016 fue presentada una Iniciativa de Ley en el Congreso de la República, que pretende fortalecer las acciones de combate al comercio ilícito de productos del tabaco. La denominada "Comisión Nacional contra el Contrabando" también ha implementado acciones parciales en el tema. Answer not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Guinea Report not provided Answer not provided Report not provided WHO African Region
Guinea-Bissau Answer not provided Answer not provided Report not provided WHO African Region
Guyana Answer not provided Report not provided Report not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Honduras Es imperativo el apoyo de los operadores de justicia (Poder Judicial, Ministerio Público, Polícia Nacional, Inteligencia etc.) para el cumplimiento del Artículo 15 del CMCT de la OMS. Es imperativo el apoyo de los operadores de justicia (Poder Judicial, Ministerio Público, Polícia Nacional, Inteligencia etc.) para el cumplimiento del Artículo 15 del CMCT de la OMS. La Ley Especial para el Control del Tabaco y su Reglamentación establece además que las sanciones aplicables al comercio ilícito de productos derivados de tabaco. serán regulados conforme a las disposiciones del Capítulo XIII-A Artículo 392-A de los Delitos de Contrabando y Defraudación Fiscal y sus Penas. contenidos en el Código Penal vigente. WHO Region of the Americas
Hungary Report not provided Answer not provided The Act CXXXIV of 2012 on „Reducing Smoking Prevalence among Young People and Retail of Tobacco Products” from 1st July 2013. tobacco products can only be purchased in 7000 supervised tobacco stores with concession. instead of in more than 40 000 shops all over the country before. WHO European Region
Iceland We do not have any official data on illicit trade on tobacco products. We do not have any official data on illicit trade on tobacco products. Answer not provided WHO European Region
India Report not provided The theme of World No Tobacco day (2015) was related to Illicit trade, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare organized a sensitization programme for the relevant stakeholders, who are primarily responsible for implemementation of the Protocol. Answer not provided WHO South-East Asia Region
Iran (Islamic Republic of) Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Iraq Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Ireland Answer not provided Answer not provided With regard to the answers provided to questions 3.3.1.1 3.3.1.2 and 3.3.1.3 in relation to tobacco products and product movement excisable tobacco products are subject to specific requirements by the Revenue Commissioners up to the point where the tax is paid with a view to ensuring collection of tax revenues. Tax stamps are required for specified tobacco products (cigarettes & RYO). Tax stamps contain information showing the trader and the payment of Irish excise duty. Excisable tobacco products are also subject to the terms of Directive 2008/118/EC as regards control & movement of duty suspended product. WHO European Region
Israel Report not provided Report not provided Report not provided WHO European Region
Italy Italy has not signed the Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products yet Italy has not signed the Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products yet Italian Legislation is coordinated to the EU legislation and it achieves most of art.15 provisions. Italy has not signed the Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products yet WHO European Region
Jamaica Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Japan Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
Jordan Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Kazakhstan Ввиду низкой стоимости сигарет, практически отсутствует мотивация к контрабанде табачных изделий в/из Казахстана. Report not provided Due to the low cost of cigarettes virtually no motivation to tobacco smuggling to / from Kazakhstan. WHO European Region
Kenya - Excise Duty Act, 2015 - Legal Notice 110 of 18th June, 2013 (Excisable Goods Management System Regulations) - EPZ Act, - EACCMA Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO African Region
Kiribati Not available Not available Answer not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
Kuwait Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Kyrgyzstan Report not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
Lao People's Democratic Republic Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
Latvia Answer not provided Additionally the State Revenue Service of Latvia proceeds with tobacco products and tobacco manufacturing equipment under the jurisdiction of the state according to the Cabinet Regulation No.1354 of 26 November 2013 “Order of public accounting, valuation, realization, granting of the property under the jurisdiction of the state and the offsetting of the revenue to the state budget occurred from the realization of the property under the jurisdiction of the state.” Article 35 of the mentioned order stipulates the tobacco products manufacturing equipment to be irretrievably destroyed or utilized by recycling its metal parts into scrap metal. Article 38.2 of the mentioned order also obliges tobacco products to be burnt in the fireboxes for the powdered waste or in the furnaces for solid fuel and which are equipped with fuel gas’ solid particles perception system. Answer not provided WHO European Region
Lebanon This falls under the authority of the national tobacco monopoly, which is itself under the authority of the Ministry of Finance. This falls under the authority of the national tobacco monopoly, which is itself under the authority of the Ministry of Finance. Answer not provided WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Lesotho Report not provided Report not provided Answer not provided WHO African Region
Liberia Answer not provided Answer not provided Report not provided WHO African Region
Libya ليبيا وقعت على البروتوكول الخاص بالإتجار الغير مشروع بمنتجات التبغ No progress up to date regarding ratification of Protocol due to political instability. ليبيا وقعت على البروتوكول الخاص بالإتجار الغير مشروع بمنتجات التبغ No progress up to date regarding ratification of Protocol due to political instability. Answer not provided WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Lithuania Since 2016 the administrative liability to purchasers in regards to excised goods (including tobacco products) was introduced (before it was only for sellers). Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
Luxembourg Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
Madagascar 3.3.1.4 15(2b) la filière tabac est réglémentée dès la culture jusquà transformation. LOFMATA assure le suivi dès la culture jusquà la collecte des feuilles. La DGI garantira à son tour le suivi dès la fabrication jusquà la mise en vente. 3.3.1.8 15.4(b) confiscation des produits et liquidation des taxes 3.3.1.13 15.7 A Madagascar seul les fabricants qui ont droit à importer les cigarettes (03.01.06 de CGI) et limité à 5% de la production prévisionnelle totale. En outre, il faut lautorisation dachat de ladministration fiscale avant tout achat effectif Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO African Region
Malaysia Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
Maldives NONE NONE More political and decision making level awareness is needed to successfully design and formulate these programmes WHO South-East Asia Region
Mali Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO African Region
Malta 3.3.1.2. Excise stamps on packets x 20 cigarettes as per Excise Act 382. Requiring marking of all unit packets of cigarettes and packages of tobacco products 3.3.1.6. Data is entered in electronic data bases 3.3.1.7. Information is forwarded to World Customs Organisation (WCO) and European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) 3.3.1.8 Excise Act Chapter 382 3.3.1.9 Counterfeit products are destroyed in Customs presence 3.3.1.10 Products are controlled by relevant Customs documents and under Customs supervision. 3.3.1.11 As per Excise Act Chapter 382 3.3.1.12 Customs takes part in meetings, workshops and operations with OLAF and WCO. Customs keeps active cooperation with The Police and Armed Forces of Malta (AFM). 3.3.1.13. Excise Act Chapter 382 3.3.1.2. Excise stamps on packets x 20 cigarettes as per Excise Act 382. Requiring marking of all unit packets of cigarettes and packages of tobacco products 3.3.1.6. Data is entered in electronic data bases 3.3.1.7. Information is forwarded to World Customs Organisation (WCO) and European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) 3.3.1.8 Excise Act Chapter 382 3.3.1.9 Counterfeit products are destroyed in Customs presence 3.3.1.10 Products are controlled by relevant Customs documents and under Customs supervision. 3.3.1.11 As per Excise Act Chapter 382 3.3.1.12 Customs takes part in meetings, workshops and operations with OLAF and WCO. Customs keeps active cooperation with The Police and Armed Forces of Malta (AFM). 3.3.1.13. Excise Act Chapter 382 3.3.1.2. Excise stamps on packets x 20 cigarettes as per Excise Act 382. Requiring marking of all unit packets of cigarettes. and packages of tobacco products 3.3.1.6. Data is entered in electronic data bases 3.3.1.7. Information is forwarded to World Customs Organisation (WCO) and European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) 3.3.1.8 Excise Act Chapter 382 3.3.1.9 Counterfeit products are destroyed in Customs presence 3.3.1.10 Products are controlled by relevant Customs documents and under Customs supervision. 3.3.1.11 As per Excise Act Chapter 382 3.3.1.12 Customs takes part in meetings workshops and operations with OLAF and WCO. Customs keeps active cooperation with The Police and Armed Forces of Malta (AFM). 3.3.1.13. Excise Act Chapter 382 WHO European Region
Marshall Islands ONLY LICENSING COVERED IN TOBACCO CONTROL ACT ONLY LICENSING COVERED IN TOBACCO CONTROL ACT Answer not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
Mauritania - - Answer not provided WHO African Region
Mauritius NONE Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO African Region
Mexico Se han firmado acuerdos de colaboración con dos portales de internet (Mercado Libre y Segunda Mano); no obstante, con el portal Viva Anuncios (eBay México) también se está colaborando aunque aún no se ha formalizado la firma del convenio de colaboración Con base en los acuerdos de colaboración, al detectarse publicidad o anuncios clasificados de productos del tabaco en dichas páginas, se envía una “ATENTA INVITACIÓN” electrónica al portal para que en máximo 24 horas se suspendan los anuncios que infringen la legislación sanitaria. Además, con los medios de comunicación masiva (Televisión y Radio) también se tiene el mecanismo similar para poder suspender en 24 hrs. la publicidad de productos de Tabaco que se pudiera difundir en las emisoras. Durante el monitoreo de la publicidad que se realiza en COFEPRIS, se hace un barrido de los portales mencionados con la intención de detectar mensajes de productos de tabaco que infrinjan la legislación sanitaria, en caso de detectarlos se realiza el listado para posteriormente enviarse por correo electrónico a los enlaces de cada portal web y los anuncios sean dados de baja durante las próximas 24 horas. Se han firmado acuerdos de colaboración con dos portales de internet (Mercado Libre y Segunda Mano); no obstante, con el portal Viva Anuncios (eBay México) también se está colaborando aunque aún no se ha formalizado la firma del convenio de colaboración Con base en los acuerdos de colaboración, al detectarse publicidad o anuncios clasificados de productos del tabaco en dichas páginas, se envía una “ATENTA INVITACIÓN” electrónica al portal para que en máximo 24 horas se suspendan los anuncios que infringen la legislación sanitaria. Además, con los medios de comunicación masiva (Televisión y Radio) también se tiene el mecanismo similar para poder suspender en 24 hrs. la publicidad de productos de Tabaco que se pudiera difundir en las emisoras. Durante el monitoreo de la publicidad que se realiza en COFEPRIS, se hace un barrido de los portales mencionados con la intención de detectar mensajes de productos de tabaco que infrinjan la legislación sanitaria, en caso de detectarlos se realiza el listado para posteriormente enviarse por correo electrónico a los enlaces de cada portal web y los anuncios sean dados de baja durante las próximas 24 horas. Answer not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Micronesia (Federated States of) NA NA Answer not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
Mongolia Answer not provided Report not provided Answer not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
Montenegro Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
Myanmar Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO South-East Asia Region
Namibia Report not provided Report not provided Report not provided WHO African Region
Nauru Report not provided C3113: licensing for import application asks importer to note if they are importing tobacco, but there is no specific or separate licensing for import of tobacco C319: no law or policy, but the practice with confiscated tobacco if convicted, the products are destroyed Report not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
Nepal Answer not provided Report not provided Answer not provided WHO South-East Asia Region
Netherlands 3.3.1.2: However, we do have tax stamps for tax purposes. These are not based on the FCTC. 3.3.1.7: This activity occurs via the European/Dutch customs and excise legislation. This is not based on the FCTC. 3.3.1.9: This activity occurs via the European/Dutch customs and excise legislation. This is not based on the FCTC. 3.3.1.10: This activity occurs via the European/Dutch customs and excise legislation. This is not based on the FCTC. Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
New Zealand Answer not provided Answer not provided The Maori language health warning and the New Zealand 0800 Quitline telephone number (both required under the Smoke-free Environments Regulations 2007) and the manufacturer''s batch number all assist authorities to determine that the tobacco in question was destined for or otherwise legally for sale in New Zealand. WHO Western Pacific Region
Nicaragua Answer not provided Answer not provided Report not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Niger Report not provided Answer not provided Report not provided WHO African Region
Nigeria Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO African Region
Niue Report not provided Report not provided Answer not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
Norway Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
Oman لا توجد لا توجد Answer not provided WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Pakistan Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Palau New and comprehensive customs legislation has been drafter with assistance from Oceania Customs Organization (OCO) and is undergoing review by the administration. New and comprehensive customs legislation has been drafter with assistance from Oceania Customs Organization (OCO) and is undergoing review by the administration. New and comprehensive customs legislation has been drafted with assistance from Oceania Customs Organization (OCO) and is currently undergoing review by the administration. WHO Western Pacific Region
Panama Estudios de Mercado de productos de tabaco y SEAN http://www.gorgas.gob.pa/SitioWebTabaco/Publicaciones.htm Ver presentación sobre Abogacía para la Implementación del Protocolo para la Eliminación del Comercio Ilícito de Productos de Tabaco: Experiencia de Panamá. http://www.gorgas.gob.pa/SitioWebTabaco/Documentos.htm Answer not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Papua New Guinea Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
Paraguay Ninguno Ninguno Answer not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Peru Answer not provided Answer not provided El Ministerio de la Producción. en su rol de Secretaría Técnica y preside la Comisión de Lucha contra Delitos Aduaneros y la Piratería. tiene entre sus funciones planificar y coordinar las acciones y recomendaciones destinadas a contrarrestar los delitos aduaneros y contra la propiedad intelectual. asimismo formula mediadas y modificaciones normativas para perfeccionar la legislación que regula y sanciona estos ilícitos y evalúa el impacto de los delitos aduaneros y contra la propiedad intelectual WHO Region of the Americas
Philippines Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
Poland In November 2017 provisions of the Act of 27 October 2017 amending the act on excise duty and act on the organization of some agricultural markets (Journal of Laws pos. 2214) entered into law. Pursuant to these provisions an entry in the register of producers of the raw tobacco, conducted by the National Centre of Rural Support, is a condition of leading the activity in the cultivation of the tobacco plant, the production or sales of the raw tobacco by the farming producer. Provisions are aimed i.a. at eliminating the inflow of the raw tobacco from the national production to illegal manufacturing companies of tobacco products. Due to this provisions the cultivation of the tobacco plant and the production and sale of the raw tobacco have to be provided with monitoring and the supervision. Producers of the raw tobacco, who are registered, will have a duty of sharing specific information about their crops and the sale of the raw tobacco. The act is also regulating matters concerning penalties for the non-observance of the mentioned provisions. Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
Portugal Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
Qatar Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Republic of Korea Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
Republic of Moldova Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
Romania Report not provided Report not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
Russian Federation Report not provided Статья 199 Уголовного кодекса Российской Федерации. Уклонение от уплаты налогов и (или) сборов с организации. 1. Уклонение от уплаты налогов и (или) сборов с организации путем непредставления налоговой декларации или иных документов, представление которых в соответствии с законодательством РФ о налогах и сборах является обязательным, либо путем включения в налоговую декларацию или такие документы заведомо ложных сведений, совершенное в крупном размере, - наказывается штрафом в размере от ста тысяч до трехсот тысяч рублей или в размере заработной платы или иного дохода осужденного за период от одного года до двух лет, либо арестом на срок от четырех до шести месяцев, либо лишением свободы на срок до двух лет с лишением права занимать определенные должности или заниматься определенной деятельностью на срок до трех лет или без такового. 2. То же деяние, совершенное: а) группой лиц по предварительному сговору; б) в особо крупном размере, - наказывается штрафом в размере от двухсот тысяч до пятисот тысяч рублей или в размере заработной платы или иного дохода осужденного за период от одного года до трех лет либо лишением свободы на срок до шести лет с лишением права занимать определенные должности или заниматься определенной деятельностью на срок до трех лет или без такового. Примечание. Крупным размером в настоящей статье, а также в статье 199.1 настоящего Кодекса признается сумма налогов и (или) сборов, составляющая за период в пределах трех финансовых лет подряд более пятисот тысяч рублей, при условии, что доля неуплаченных налогов и (или) сборов превышает 10 процентов подлежащих уплате сумм налогов и (или) сборов, либо превышающая один миллион пятьсот тысяч рублей, а особо крупным размером - сумма, составляющая за период в пределах трех финансовых лет подряд более двух миллионов пятисот тысяч рублей, при условии, что доля неуплаченных налогов и (или) сборов превышает 20 процентов подлежащих уплате сумм налогов и (или) сборов, либо превышающая семь миллионов пятьсот тысяч рублей. В соответствии с частью 2 статьи 14.10 КоАП РФ производство в целях сбыта либо реализация товара, содержащего незаконное воспроизведение чужого товарного знака, знака обслуживания, наименования места происхождения товара или сходных с ними обозначений для однородных товаров, за исключением случаев, предусмотренных частью 2 статьи 14.33 настоящего Кодекса, если указанные действия не содержат уголовно наказуемого деяния, влечет наложение административного штрафа влечет наложение административного штрафа на граждан в размере двукратного размера стоимости товара, явившегося предметом административного правонарушения, но не менее десяти тысяч рублей с конфискацией предметов, содержащих незаконное воспроизведение товарного знака, знака обслуживания, наименования места происхождения товара, а также материалов и оборудования, используемых для их производства, и иных орудий совершения административного правонарушения; на должностных лиц - в размере трехкратного размера стоимости товара, явившегося предметом административного правонарушения, но не менее пятидесяти тысяч рублей с конфискацией предметов, содержащих незаконное воспроизведение товарного знака, знака обслуживания, наименования места происхождения товара, а также материалов и оборудования, используемых для их производства, и иных орудий совершения административного правонарушения; на юридических лиц - в размере пятикратного размера стоимости товара, явившегося предметом административного правонарушения, но не менее ста тысяч рублей с конфискацией предметов, содержащих незаконное воспроизведение товарного знака, знака обслуживания, наименования места происхождения товара, а также материалов и оборудования, используемых для их производства, и иных орудий совершения административного правонарушения. На основании пункта 8 Постановления Правительства Российской Федерации от 29 мая 2003 г. N 311 О порядке учета, оценки и распоряжения имуществом, обращенным в собственность государства, при заключении соответствующей экспертизы о нарушении исключительных прав в результате нахождения конфискованного имущества в обороте осуществляются уничтожение указанного имущества. Answer not provided WHO European Region
Rwanda Report not provided Report not provided Report not provided WHO African Region
Saint Kitts and Nevis Report not provided Answer not provided Report not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Saint Lucia Answer not provided Answer not provided Report not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Report not provided Report not provided Report not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Samoa Answer not provided Answer not provided Report not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
San Marino Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
Sao Tome and Principe Answer not provided Report not provided Answer not provided WHO African Region
Saudi Arabia Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Senegal Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO African Region
Serbia Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
Seychelles All the above mentioned items are explicitly included in the 2009 Seychelles Tobacco Control Act but some of these measures will need further regulations, which have not yet been developed. All the above mentioned items are explicitly included in the 2009 Seychelles Tobacco Control Act but some of these measures will need further regulations, which have not yet been developed. Answer not provided WHO African Region
Sierra Leone Need support to facilitate and implement the process Need support to facilitate and implement the process Illicit trade in tobacco products is a widespread phenomenon in Sierra Leone. No proper quantitative assessment of the size of the illicit market as a proportion of the total cigarette market has been performed yet in Sierra Leone and it is not clear from which countries the illicit products originate. WHO African Region
Singapore Nil. Nil. Answer not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
Slovakia Report not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
Slovenia Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
Solomon Islands We currently have customs officers also as part of the tobacco control taskforce who are also attending workshops on the illicit trade of tobacco products. Report not provided Answer not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
South Africa SARS Annual report shows that between 2016 and 2017, SARS conducted 36 investigative audits with 83% success rate within the tobacco industry and 57 cigarette manufacturing audits with 51% success rate. Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO African Region
Spain La regulación de esta sección se efectúa mediante la Ley 13/1998 de 4 de Mayo, de Ordenación del Mercado de Tabacos y Normativa Tributaria y el Real Decreto 1199/1999, de 9 de julio, por el que se desarrolla la Ley 13/1998, de 4 de mayo, de Ordenación del mercado de tabacos y normativa tributaria, y se regula el estatuto concesional de la red de expendedurías de tabaco y timbre. En relación con la pregunta C316, en España sí existe la obligación de seguimiento del comercio transfronterizo de productos de tabaco, incluido el comercio ilícito, y de acopio de datos sobre el particular, dentro de la Unión Europea La regulación de esta sección se efectúa mediante la Ley 13/1998 de 4 de Mayo, de Ordenación del Mercado de Tabacos y Normativa Tributaria y el Real Decreto 1199/1999, de 9 de julio, por el que se desarrolla la Ley 13/1998, de 4 de mayo, de Ordenación del mercado de tabacos y normativa tributaria, y se regula el estatuto concesional de la red de expendedurías de tabaco y timbre. Dicho Real Decreto fue modificado por la Resolución del Comisionado para el Mercado de Tabacos del 20/09/2006, el Real Decreto 1/2007, el Real Decreto 36/2010 y el Real Decreto 1676/2011, además de la legislación relativa a Vigilancia Aduanera, de la Agencia Española Tributaria. En relación con la pregunta C316, en España sí existe la obligación de seguimiento del comercio transfronterizo de productos de tabaco, incluido el comercio ilícito, y de acopio de datos sobre el particular, dentro de la Unión Europea Answer not provided WHO European Region
Sri Lanka Answer not provided Answer not provided Report not provided WHO South-East Asia Region
Sudan Answer not provided Report not provided Report not provided WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Suriname 1 slove is like 1 carton (containing 10 packages with 20 cigarettes in 1 pack) 1 slove is like 1 carton (containing 10 packages with 20 cigarettes in 1 pack) Answer not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Swaziland Report not provided Answer not provided Report not provided WHO African Region
Sweden Regarding C315 the legal requirement are in place as describes in C311. However with regards to a specific form for the unique identifier this is awaiting implementation of article 15 of Dir. 2014/40/EU. Therefore the answer has been changed to “no”. Within Sweden, from 2014, EMCS (Excise Movement and Control System) is applicable as a control system. EMCS is an electronic system that must be used by authorized operators when products are moved under duty, which is meant to ease the administrative management of the company and to enable an effective fiscal control of the delivery of alcohol, tobacco and certain energy products across the EU. http://www.skatteverket.se/foretagorganisationer/skatter/punktskatter/tobaksskatt/nyheter2015/nyheter1april2014.4.77dbcb041438070e03962cf.html Regarding C315 the legal requirement are in place as describes in C311. However with regards to a specific form for the unique identifier this is awaiting implementation of article 15 of Dir. 2014/40/EU. Therefore the answer has been changed to “no”. Within Sweden, from 2014, EMCS (Excise Movement and Control System) is applicable as a control system. EMCS is an electronic system that must be used by authorized operators when products are moved under duty, which is meant to ease the administrative management of the company and to enable an effective fiscal control of the delivery of alcohol, tobacco and certain energy products across the EU. http://www.skatteverket.se/foretagorganisationer/skatter/punktskatter/tobaksskatt/nyheter2015/nyheter1april2014.4.77dbcb041438070e03962cf.html Answer not provided WHO European Region
Syrian Arab Republic Answer not provided Answer not provided Report not provided WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Tajikistan Report not provided Report not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
Thailand Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO South-East Asia Region
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Answer not provided Answer not provided Although the answer on the question 3.3.1.12 (Article 15.6) is marked “no” we would like to emphasize that the Republic of Macedonia has signed the Protocol to eliminate elicit trade of tobacco products. WHO European Region
Timor-Leste In the new national decree law, there is an article related to the National Council for tobacco Control. This will enforce or setup by the relveant institution. Report not provided Report not provided WHO South-East Asia Region
Togo les produits du tabac en transit sont suivi par un dispositif électronique les produits du tabac en transit sont suivi par un dispositif électronique Answer not provided WHO African Region
Tonga Report not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
Trinidad and Tobago Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Tunisia Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Turkey Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
Turkmenistan Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
Tuvalu Report not provided Report not provided Answer not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
Uganda Report not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO African Region
Ukraine Answer not provided Answer not provided Cigarette smuggling out of Ukraine remains high although it decreased by half in 2008–2012 (from about 40 billion pieces to 20 billion pieces) because of the increase in excise tax rates in Ukraine. WHO European Region
United Arab Emirates Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Since the launch of the previous Tackling Tobacco Smuggling strategy in 2011 we have had a significant impact on reducing the illicit trade. Since 2011, HMRC has; • seized over 6.4 billion smuggled cigarettes • seized over 1,621 tonnes of HRT; and • issued over 3,300 assessments and 3,000 penalties to the value of £49 million. Since the launch of the previous Tackling Tobacco Smuggling strategy in 2011 we have had a significant impact on reducing the illicit trade. Since 2011, HMRC has; • seized over 6.4 billion smuggled cigarettes • seized over 1,621 tonnes of HRT; and • issued over 3,300 assessments and 3,000 penalties to the value of £49 million. A Fiscal Mark is required on all packets of cigarettes and HRT to identify that the product is UK duty paid. HMRC in conjunction with tobacco manufacturers currently operates a covert security marking. WHO European Region
United Republic of Tanzania Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO African Region
Uruguay Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Uzbekistan Report not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO European Region
Vanuatu Report not provided Answer not provided The country is yet to work on this part. WHO Western Pacific Region
Venezuela Report not provided Report not provided Answer not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Viet Nam Answer not provided Answer not provided Answer not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
Yemen تم التوقيع على بروتوكول الاتجار غير المشروع بمنتجات التبغ ويجري المصادقة عليه خلال العام الجاري بإذن الله تم التوقيع على بروتوكول الاتجار غير المشروع بمنتجات التبغ ويجري المصادقة عليه خلال العام الجاري بإذن الله Answer not provided WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Zambia Answer not provided Answer not provided Report not provided WHO African Region
Zimbabwe None Answer not provided Report not provided WHO African Region
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