The "Black Book of the Tobacco Lobby", signed by an insubordinate French MEP, wants to end the parallel trade and advocates the ban on the sale of cigarettes in the duty free.
Prohibit the sale of cigarettes in duty-free zones to end the parallel tobacco trade, a proposal made by a deputy from France unrepresented, Younous Omarjee.
Every year, 12% of cigarettes sold worldwide escape the mainstream market. According to him, the duty free contributes to contraband and encourages consumption. " You're not shocked that you can sell cigarettes next to Chupa Chups, at prices that are very low and with an exposure of those cigarettes that basically corresponds to an incentive?".
In addition to banning the sale of cigarettes in duty-free zones, the MEP advocates harmonization of the price of tobacco in all EU countries, as well as the limitation of importing one cartridge per person in the EU. EU countries. Proposals that could bring big money to Europe. Last year, sales of cigarettes on the parallel market represented a shortfall in taxes 10 20 billion euros.
source : Francetvinfo.fr/