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In Russia, counterfeit tobacco products account for 10.3 percent of the market. About it reports “Interfax” with reference to Executive Vice President Japan Tobacco Inc Mutsuo Iwai.
He estimated the loss budget of Russia through counterfeiting of 72 billion rubles from the revenue taxes. The movement of capital, labour and products in the former Soviet Union in connection with the establishment of the EAEU also creates risks of illegal distribution.
In the opinion of the Iwai, the problem will solve the introduction of the digital marking, which will allow you to track such products. For maximum effect you also need a gradual reduction in the difference between excise taxes in the countries of the EEU.
In the past year, the Agency Kantar TNS estimated market size of counterfeit cigarettes in the country at 7.7 percent, 20 billion pieces. In 2017, the figure was 4.6 percent.
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