Tobacco: Smuggling

Treasury written question – answered am ar 13 Mai 2024.

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Photo of Adam Holloway Adam Holloway Ceidwadwyr, Gravesham

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many referrals have been received by HMRC from trading standards since the commencement of the Tobacco Products (Traceability and Security Features) Regulations 2023; and how many penalties have been issued following such referrals.

Photo of Gareth Davies Gareth Davies The Exchequer Secretary

In July 2023 new powers were given to Trading Standards to make referrals to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) where they find evidence of tobacco products that don’t comply with the UK Tobacco Track and Trace System. The referral process which practically implements these powers started in October 2023. HMRC periodically publishes outputs of its tobacco strategy, and will publish the outputs of its work with Trading Standards as part of future publications

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