Cigarette counterfeiting in the People's Republic of China

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Until about 10 years ago, most cigarettes sold on black markets worldwide originated from legal sources. Major tobacco manufacturers were accused of wittingly or unwittingly supplying smugglers on a grand scale. Since then, under pressure from various governments, the tobacco industry has apparently become much more careful in choosing customers down the chain of distribution, leaving a void on the black market to be filled by counterfeit cigarettes. One country is frequently mentioned in this context: China.
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationThe Newsletter
PublisherInternational Institute for Asian Studies
Publication statusPublished - 2010


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