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The biggest smuggled cigarette seizure: 1 million pack of cigarettes found at Siret customs. Drugs on Otopeni airport

About one million packs of cigarettes that three Polish citizens wanted to illegally introduce in Romania, hidden in drywall and mineral wool boxes have been tracked down by border guards at Siret customs, northern country. The three Polish citizens have ...

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Smuggled cigarettes’ market excceded RON 2.8 bln in 2017

Over 4.3 billion cigarettes have been sold on the black market in Romania last year. The Romanian state has cashed in no tax for 16% of the cigarettes consumed last year, which means that RON 2.8 billion (EUR 640 million) ...

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EUR 757.34m trade deficit with agri-food products in three quarters of 2017

Romania registered deficit in the agri-food trade after the first three quarters of 2017, with exports up by only 2.7% against the similar period in 2016 to EUR 4.453 billion, while imports totalled EUR 5.211 billion, up by 9.5%, according ...

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Which are the Romanian regions topping the cigarette smuggling ranking this year?

This year, the Romanian authorities have prevented almost 150 million smuggled cigarettes from entering the black market in Romania. The value of the seizures mounted to around RON 80 million, according to statistics available at www.stopcontrabanda.ro, a campaign by the ...

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Romanians smoke 1 in 10 smuggling cigarettes trafficked in the EU, KPMG study says

Illicit cigarette consumption increased in Romania to 16.4% of total consumption, representing a total volume of 4.41 billion cigarettes last year, reveals a study conducted by KPMG for the British think-tank RUSI (Royal United Services Institute). That represents about 10 ...

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UPDATE Smokers to pay more for a cigarette pack as of June 1

June will bring higher prices for cigarettes after the Ministry of Finance decided to increase the excise duty on tobacco by 1 percent, capital.ro informs. Also, the officials of the institution negotiated with the big players in the tobacco industry ...

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Philip Morris plans to make a ‘significant investment’ in Romania

US tobacco giant Philip Morris officials presented Monday at a meeting with Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu held on Victoria Palace the draft of a ‘significant investment’ for the Romanian market, a press release informs. Philip Morris International delegation run by ...

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EIU: Bucharest, in top 10 of the cheapest cities in the world

Bucharest is among the ten cheapest cities in the world, according to a ranking conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) which released its annual World Cost of Living report. However, in some of these cities, some products are cheaper ...

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Record cigarette seizure in Constanta Port: 14 million cigarettes worth almost EUR 3m

Customs officers have seized a record transport of smuggling cigarettes in Constanta Port, worth EUR 2.8 M. According to the official papers accompanying the transport, those 1,400 boxes should have contained xerox paper destined to a company in Bucharest. Instead, ...

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