JTI: Average scale of contraband tobacco products in Azerbaijan around 13%

From: Report News Agency

JTI is actively supporting local authorities in fighting contraband of tobacco products, therefore anti-illicit trade program was specifically developed for the State Customs Committee of Azerbaijan. JTI invited international experts to deliver training courses on fighting illegal tobacco. Presentations and knowledge have been delivered in Baku, Quba, Lankaran and Tovuz for customs officials. Training program was delivered to all the customs officers working at the border with Russia, Iran and Georgia. In 2015, JTIalso invited five officials from the State Customs Committee to counterfeit identification training in Trier, Germany.

We firmly believe that we have managed to raise awareness on the problem of contraband and are supporting state authorities in development of necessary skills and capabilities to tackle existing threat effectively”, said in company.

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