Business associations call on lawmakers to amend administration of retail excise tax on cigarettes The measure would facilitate competition in distribution channels.
12:56, 13 January 2020
Ukraine's Cabinet proposes equating electronic cigarettes to regular ones The turnover of such cigarettes should be regulated in line with Ukraine's legislation.
15:40, 24 December 2019
Polish border guards detain two Ukrainians for amber smuggling 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
Cabinet set to address concerns of cigarette manufacturers "shortly", Ukrainian PM says Last week, the government met with representatives of the sector to discuss an action plan to resolve the situation.
12:45, 29 October 2019
Ukraine anti-trust watchdog imposes about US$265 mln in fines on investors – expert The AMCU says there was producers' conspiracy to prevent new potential participants from entering the tobacco distribution market.
14:57, 11 October 2019
British American Tobacco transfers regional center from Ukraine to Romania The company assured the changes would not entail a significant revision of its staff in Ukraine.
15:20, 24 September 2019
Ukraine border guards in Chernivtsi region track down horseback cigarette smugglers Luckily, no horses were hurt in this nicotine-related case.
16:20, 14 August 2019
Member of Zelensky's Office: Ukraine turns into 'world hub' for smuggling cigarettes to Europe Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky met with customs officers in the city of Uzhgorod on July 6.
15:58, 08 July 2019
Batch of smuggled cigarettes seized in Ukraine's Zakarpattia "largest in country's history" (Video) According to tentative estimates, the batch could cost UAH 70 million (US$2.67 million).
19:20, 29 June 2019
In Odesa region, law enforcers find smuggled cigarettes worth over UAH 50 mln Perpetrators apparently used Ukraine as a transit territory to smuggle cigarettes further to the EU.
21:00, 22 June 2019
Ukrainian parliament's health committee recommends ban on flavored tobacco products The relevant decision was made at a meeting on April 23.
14:50, 24 April 2019
Philip Morris Ukraine urges fiscal authorities to comply with amicable deal This will be a clear signal that the Ukrainian government protects the rights of investors in Ukraine.
16:01, 28 March 2019
Smuggling probe launched as loose barge with millions of cigarette packs washes ashore near Odesa 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 report Although 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
Russian military involved in smuggling Syrian cigarettes into EU – Ukrainian MP <p>The EU might be unintentionally sponsoring the Assad regime and the war in Syria.</p>
12:00, 26 January 2018