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January 16, 2017

Moroccans Smoked 13.8 Billion Cigarettes in 2016

From: Morocco World News

By Ezzoubeir Jabrane

Casablanc – The Sale of tobacco in Morocco has seen a substantial increase during 2016, reaching 13.8 billion cigarettes and an increase of 9.8 percent compared to the previous year.


A survey conducted by the Administration of Customs and Indirect Taxes reveals that the contraband cigarettes dominated 7.46 percent of the Moroccan domestic market in 2016.
The survey that pertained to the prevalence of smuggled cigarettes also shows that this rate decreased from 14.02 percent in 2014 to 12.48 percent in 2015.

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January 13, 2017

Body formed to investigate illicit trade of cigarettes [Pakistan]

From: Business Recorder

The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has constituted a joint committee comprising Director General (DG) Intelligence & Investigation Inland Revenue (IR), DG Intelligence & Investigation (Customs), Chief Commissioner IR RTOs, Peshawar/Islamabad/ Rawalpindi & CCIR Large Taxpayer Unit (LTU), Islamabad, to check/probe into illicit manufacturing/trade of cigarettes/tobacco.

Sources said that the decision was taken in the last Chief Commissioner Conference. It was stated during the proceedings of the conference that revenue from cigarette sector was not showing any improvement due to decrease in the production/sales of the formal sector of tobacco manufacturing/ trade.

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