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Austria Answer not provided WHO European Region
Belgium Report not provided WHO European Region
Benin PAS DACCORD BI ou MULTILATÉRAL CONCLU AYANT TRAIT AU PROTOCOLE WHO African Region
Brazil Report not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Burkina Faso Non WHO African Region
Cabo Verde Aucun accord na pas encore été établi concernant le protocole pour lélimination du commerce illicite des produits du tabac. Le Cap-Vert est le 57º pays à avoir déposé le protocole. WHO African Region
Chad Answer not provided WHO African Region
Comoros Nous navons pas conclu des accords bilatéral ou multilatérale ayant trait au Protocole ou s’y rattachant, tel que visé à l’article 2 de la Convention Cadre de l’OMS pour la lutte antitabac WHO African Region
Congo Answer not provided WHO African Region
Costa Rica 1.Ratificación del Protocolo para la Eliminación del Comercio Ilícito de Productos de Tabaco. Tratados Internacionales: 9403-A del 06/10/2016. 2.Ley General de Control del Tabaco y sus Efectos Nocivos en la Salud, Ley N° 9028. 3.Reglamento a la Ley General de Control de Tabaco y sus efectos nocivos en la Salud. Decreto Ejecutivo N° 37185-S-MEIC-MTSS-MP-H-SP del 26/06/2012 4.Crea Comisión para la regulación del etiquetado de productos de tabaco Resolución: 1593 del 21/06/2018 5.Crea la Comisión Mixta de Comercio Ilícito (todo tipo de mercancías incluyendo Tabaco). WHO Region of the Americas
Côte d'Ivoire Non applicable WHO African Region
Croatia Report not provided WHO European Region
Cyprus Report not provided WHO European Region
Czech Republic Report not provided WHO European Region
Ecuador No obstante de aquello, me permito informar que el Servicio Nacional de Aduana del Ecuador, mantiene en su registro los siguientes convenios relacionados a control aduanero: - Acuerdo entre los gobiernos de los Estados Unidos de América y de la Republica del Ecuador relativo a la asistencia mutua entre sus administraciones aduaneras. - Memorando de entendimiento entre las Naciones Unidas y el Gobierno de la República del Ecuador - Memorando de entendimiento entre la Aduana General de la República de Cuba y el Servicio Nacional de Aduanas de la República del Ecuador sobre cooperacion y asistencia mutua - Acuerdo Interinstitucional de Cooperación y asistencia mutua en materia aduanera entre el Servicio Nacional de Aduana del Ecuador (SENAE) de la República del Ecuador y la Superintendencia de Administración Tributaria (SAT) de La República De Guatemala. - Convenio de cooperación entre el gobierno de la República del Ecuador y el Gobierno de la Federación de Rusia de ayuda mutua en los asuntos aduaneros - Acuerdo Bilateral sobre asistencia administrativa mutua en materia aduanera entre el Gobierno de la República del Ecuador y el Gobierno de la República Islamica de Iran. - COMALEP - Convenio Multilateral sobre cooperación y asistencia mutua entre las Direcciones Nacionales de Aduanas, entre Estados Latinoamericanos, España y Portugal. - Acuerdo la Administración Federal de ingresos públicos de la República Argentina y el Servicio Nacional de Aduana de la República del Ecuador sobre asistencia técnica en cuestiones aduaneras . - Acuerdo Interinstitucional entre el Servicio Nacional de Aduana del Ecuador de La República del Ecuador y la Superintendencia Nacional de Aduanas y De Administración Tributaria de la República del Perú sobre cooperacion y asistencia mutua en materia aduanera WHO Region of the Americas
Eswatini Report not provided WHO African Region
European Union Please consider this submission as Joint Response by Member States and the European Union. Some instruments in areas covered by the Protocol are included below. Multilateral: 1. WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement (Article 12 – customs cooperation) 2. United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime 3. United Nations Convention Against Corruption 4. International Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance for the prevention, investigation and repression of customs offences (WCO – Nairobi Convention - some Member States are Contracting Parties) Bilateral: 1. The EU has provisions on mutual administrative assistance in customs matters with over 80 countries. A full list is available at https://ec.europa.eu/anti-fraud/about-us/legal-framework/customs_matters_en 2. Agreement between the European Union and the Republic of Iceland and the Kingdom of Norway on the application of certain provisions of the Convention on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters WHO European Region
Fiji Fiji is currently drafting a Memorandum of Understanding with the Fiji Revenue & Customs Services for the use of ASYCUDA World for tracking and tracing of tobacco and tobacco products imported and manufactured in Fiji. Currently the MOU is with the office of the Solicitor General who is currently vetting the legal aspects of the agreement between the us (Ministry of Health & Medical Services) and Fiji Revenue & Customs Services. ASYCUDA World was recommended to us by the Oceania Customs Organization (OCO) and United Nations Conference on Trade and Development via WHO. WHO Western Pacific Region
France Report not provided WHO European Region
Gabon Report not provided WHO African Region
Gambia Report not provided WHO African Region
Germany Report not provided WHO European Region
Guinea Report not provided WHO African Region
Hungary Report not provided WHO European Region
India Report not provided WHO South-East Asia Region
Iran (Islamic Republic of) Answer not provided WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Iraq N / A حسب علمنا لحد الآن لا توجد اتفاقات ثنائية أو متعددة الأطراف سبق وتم أبرامها فيما يتعلق بالقضايا ذات الصلة بالبروتوكول WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Kenya Report not provided WHO African Region
Kuwait جاري العمل على التنسيق بين الجهات ذات الصلة لتطبيق البروتوكول، ومراجعة الاتفاقات القانونية ذات العلاقة من كافة الجهات WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Latvia Answer not provided WHO European Region
Lithuania Report not provided WHO European Region
Luxembourg Report not provided WHO European Region
Madagascar Report not provided WHO African Region
Mali NEANT WHO African Region
Malta Report not provided WHO European Region
Mauritius No such agreements have been entered to date. WHO African Region
Mongolia Report not provided WHO Western Pacific Region
Montenegro - On 10th of November 2014, Memorandum of Understanding for cooperation and mutual assistance in penal matters in the area of taxation, customs clearance and other issues of mutual interest, was signed between the Ministry of Finances, Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Justice of Montenegro and HMRC (Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs, Border Administration and Ministry of Justice of the United kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. On the basis of the Memorandum, on the same day, 10 November 2014, the Protocol of cooperation between the above-mentioned institutions of Montenegro and the United Kingdom was signed. This Protocol defines application of operational measures and exchange of strategic and operational data in the area of combating avoidance of excise duties payment and related criminal actions. - On 05 March 2019, the new Memorandum of understanding and mutual assistance in criminal matters related to taxes and customs duties and similar issues of mutual interest was signed between the Ministry of Finances, Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Ministry of Economy of Montenegro and HMRC (Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs), Border Administration and Ministry of Justice of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, with the five year validity period and subject to automatic renewal for the period of next five years if unterminated before by any of the participants. In addition to the mentioned Memorandum, the Operational protocol was signed on the application of operational measures and exchange of strategic and operational intelligence data. - Customs Administration of Montenegro signed Memorandum of understanding with the worlds’ largest tobacco producers, with an aim to jointly combat illegal tobacco products sale: “Japan Tobacco International” on 21.09.2015.; “Phillip Morris” on 26.01.2016 and “British American Tobacco˝ on 22.03.2016. WHO European Region
Nicaragua Answer not provided WHO Region of the Americas
Niger Directives de la CEDEAO et de lUEMOA sur la taxation des produits du tabac WHO African Region
Nigeria Report not provided WHO African Region
Norway n/a WHO European Region
Pakistan Report not provided WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Panama Este protocolo tiene relación con el Convenio Marco de la OMS para el Control de Tabaco, aprobado por Ley 40 de 7 de julio de 2004 y ratificado por nuestro país en ese mismo año. WHO Region of the Americas
Portugal Report not provided WHO European Region
Qatar Agreement with Ministry of interior to control the quality of the Tobacco products 2018 issue selective taxation law on Tobacco products 2019 WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Samoa WTO Agreement Referential Trade Agreement General Agreement on Tariff and Goods Pacific Island Countries Trade Agreement WHO Western Pacific Region
Saudi Arabia تشكيل لجنة دراسة مشروع بروتوكول الاتجار الغير مشروع للتبغ بمشاركة الوزارات المعنية و مهمتها التنسيق مع دول مجلس التعاون الخليجي فيما يخص هذا الشأن إصدار الخطة الخليجية المحدثة لمكافحة التبغ واستراتيجية تنفيذها انطلاقا من الاتفاقية الإطارية لمكافحة التبغ WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region
Senegal Pour le moment, au Sénégal la loi n° 2016-18 du 06 juillet 2016 autorisant le Président de la République à ratifier le protocole pour éliminer le commerce illicite des produits du Tabac a été adopté par l’Assemblée nationale, en sa séance du vendredi 24 juin 2016. Depuis, des ateliers ont été organisés par le Programme national de Lutte contre le Tabac pour la transposition du protocole pour éliminer le commerce illicite du tabac et des produits du tabac. Mais cela ne suffit pas , il nous faut organiser dautres ateliers afin dobtenir un document juridique qui fixera nos relations entre les Etats parties, les pays limitrophes et ceux de la zone de la Communauté Economique des Etats de lAfrique de lOuest ( CEDEAO ), de la zone Afrique et du reste du monde car la lutte contre le tabagisme nécessite des actions concertées et contraignantes pour encadrer le commerce illicite des produits du tabac. Ce commerce illicite facilite l’accès au tabac, cause de pertes fiscales énormes au préjudice des Etats et favorise la criminalité transnationale. WHO African Region
Serbia • Agreement with EU:Stabilization and association Agreement (SAA) • CEFTA https://www.mei.gov.rs/eng/documents/agreements-with-eu/ WHO European Region
Seychelles Report not provided WHO African Region
Slovakia Report not provided WHO European Region
Spain Report not provided WHO European Region
Sri Lanka Report not provided WHO South-East Asia Region
Sweden Answer not provided WHO European Region
Togo Answer not provided WHO African Region
Turkey There are provisions in the additional protocols of 1946 Turkey - Iraqi Friendship Neighborhood Treaty related to the prevention of the illicit trade between the two countries. However, in the mentioned treaty there is no legal regulation to prevent illegal trade of tobacco products. The Agreement on the Customs Mutual Assistance between the Government of the Republic of Bulgaria and the Republic of Turkey is entered into force on 06.10.1998 and includes provisions on the cooperation on combating illegal trading acts. "Turkey-Bulgaria Customhouse Working Group" has been set up through "Turkey-Bulgaria Customs Administrations Heads Meeting" held on June 16, 2016 reaching a consensus on the provisions including the cooperation on the fight against cigarette smuggling. In addition to the cooperation in the context of customs and border security, it was decided to cooperate in the field of "cigarette smuggling" in the "Police Cooperation Agreement" signed in 2005 between Turkey and Bulgaria. "Turkey-Bulgaria-Greece Joint Police and Customs Cooperation Contact Center" dated May 25, 2015 concerning the establishment agreement, approved by Parliament on March 10, 2016; It entered into force on 25.03.2016. Southeast European Law Enforcement Center (SELEC), which has been working since October 7, 2011, is an international regional organization in which Turkey and Bulgaria are members. The SELEC Convention provides with the cooperation of member states to fight against cross-border crime acts. As part of the agencys activities, joint activities are being carried out to combat smuggling and especially tobacco and tobacco products smuggling in addition to combat other crimes. As a result, there is a close cooperation between Turkey and Bulgaria, especially between the customs administrations on the prevention of tobacco smuggling / illegal trade having the legal infrastructure of this cooperation. The cooperation continues within the framework of this legal infrastructure. Between Turkey and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus "Protocol on the Customs Matters Cooperation and Prevention and Detection of Smuggling" was signed on 25.04.2007. Article 3 (e) of this Protocol obliges the parties to exchange information mutually regarding the "illegal trade of cigarettes, tobacco products and alcoholic beverages". In the Joint Committees third meeting between Ministry of Commerce of Turkey and the Republic of Azerbaijan State Customs Committee on Customs Areas (Ankara, 11 October 2019) the Protocol Article 2 has the following phrase: "two countries has decided to collaborate on narcotics, tea, tobacco, banknotes and security dog and decided to cooperate on training of their managers besides Dog Training Centers of two countries ”. On the first article of the Additional Protocol changing the Security Coopreation Agreement Signed in Baku on 25 February 2020 between the Government of Turkey and the Republic of Azerbaijan "all kinds of commodities and trafficking of other products" have been included. There is no protocol signed between Turkey and Georgia on the prevention of trafficking of tobacco products. However, there is close cooperation and coordination between the customs authorities of the two countries. Especially at the Sarp border gate, with the method called “ant trade”, activities such as illegally selling to the third parties or smuggling the cigarettes passed through the border within the legal limits are encountered. Moreover controlled delivery application is available in 42 countries through Security Cooperation Agreements. The mentioned 42 countries are Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Russia, Serbia, Ukraine, Greece, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania, Slovenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, UAE, Bahrain, Iraq, Qatar, Oman, Syria, Yemen, Egypt, Afghanistan, India, Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan Mexican Ethiopia, Ghana, Cameroon, Congo C., Congo DC, Mauritania, Niger, Somalia Tanzania. Besides the above mentioned agreements Ministry of Interior has Security Cooperation Agreements with 91 countries and Fight Against Smuggling takes part in 89 agreements. Those 91 countries are: Germany, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Netherlands, England, Ireland, Spain, Switzerland, Italy, TRNC, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Moldova, Poland, Russia, Slovakia, Serbia, Ukraine, Greece, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, Macedonia, Romania, Slovenia, Montenegro, Azerbaijan, Georgia, BAE, Bahrain, Palestine, Iraq, Israel, Qatar, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Yemen, Egypt, Algeria, Morocco, Libya, Tunisia, Afghanistan, India, Iran, Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Argentina, Cuba, Mexican, USA, Canada, South Africa, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea Bissau Cameroon, Congo C.,Congo D.C, Mauritania, Niger, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Australia, China, South Korea, Cambodia, Malaysia. WHO European Region
Turkmenistan Report not provided WHO European Region
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland OLAF - EU Member State MOUs with tobacco manufacturers - https://ec.europa.eu/anti-fraud/investigations/eu-revenue/cigarette_smuggling_en: To address the problem of contraband and counterfeit cigarettes, the European Union and all 28 Member States (except Sweden for the BAT and ITL agreements) have signed legally binding and enforceable agreements with the worlds four largest tobacco manufacturers, by virtue of which the manufacturers agreed to: pay a collective total of $2.15 billion to the EU and countries participating in the agreement prevent their products from falling into the hands of criminals by notably: supplying only those quantities required by the legitimate market taking care that they sell to legitimate clients only implementing a tracking system to help law enforcement authorities if cigarettes are traded illegally. Naples II - https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=LEGISSUM%3Al33051: The convention covers mutual assistance and cooperation between national authorities in prevention, investigation and prosecution of certain infringements of European Union (EU) and national customs rules. WHO European Region
Uruguay Answer not provided WHO Region of the Americas
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