The SBU, together with Britain's HMRC, has blocked a large-scale smuggling attempt.
18:00, 17 November 2020
Border guards: Man forges diplomatic ID, packs van with cigarettes, attempts to cross out to HungaryNone of the smuggled cigarette packs had excise stamps on them.
18:40, 26 September 2020
The measure would facilitate competition in distribution channels.
12:56, 13 January 2020
The turnover of such cigarettes should be regulated in line with Ukraine's legislation.
15:40, 24 December 2019
Over 103 kilograms of amber worth about EUR 50,000 and 4,000 packs of cigarettes worth EUR 13,000 have been seized.
13:20, 15 December 2019
Last week, the government met with representatives of the sector to discuss an action plan to resolve the situation.
12:45, 29 October 2019
The AMCU says there was producers' conspiracy to prevent new potential participants from entering the tobacco distribution market.
14:57, 11 October 2019
The company assured the changes would not entail a significant revision of its staff in Ukraine.
15:20, 24 September 2019
Luckily, no horses were hurt in this nicotine-related case.
16:20, 14 August 2019
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky met with customs officers in the city of Uzhgorod on July 6.
15:58, 08 July 2019
According to tentative estimates, the batch could cost UAH 70 million (US$2.67 million).
19:20, 29 June 2019
Perpetrators apparently used Ukraine as a transit territory to smuggle cigarettes further to the EU.
21:00, 22 June 2019
The relevant decision was made at a meeting on April 23.
14:50, 24 April 2019
This will be a clear signal that the Ukrainian government protects the rights of investors in Ukraine.
16:01, 28 March 2019
Schemes were earlier revealed of cigarette smuggling across the land border with EU countries, where prices for the smokes can be up to ten times higher than those in Ukraine.
23:25, 21 November 2018
Ukraine remains leading source country of contraband cigarettes shipped to EU – international reportAlthough the volume of counterfeit and contraband cigarette consumption in the EU has decreased slightly compared to the previous year, Ukraine continues to be the No. 1 source country.
11:00, 27 August 2018
<p>The EU might be unintentionally sponsoring the Assad regime and the war in Syria.</p>
12:00, 26 January 2018
<p>Head of the European Union Border Assistance Mission (EUBAM) to Moldova and Ukraine Andrew Tesoriere has called on the Ukrainian state agencies to cooperate in the fight against illegal trade in tobacco.</p>
13:57, 26 October 2017