Reprieve for duty-free tobacco sales but sector is under notice from FCTC

| November 14, 2012

Duty-free tobacco sales were given a reprieve yesterday with the adoption of an international illicit trade protocol that did not include a ban on such sales, according to a story by Nicole Mezzasalma for DFNI.

The protocol, which does call for further scrutiny of these sales in the future, was adopted at the fifth Conference of the Parties of the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, which is currently meeting inSeoul.

Once the protocol has been ratified by at least 40 countries, it will come into effect and become binding on countries that have ratified the convention.

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