Hungary’s government-operated National Tobacco Trade Nonprofit (NTTN) is due to issue a tender on May 8 for the remaining 18 licenses for the retail sale of tobacco products, according to an MTI-EcoNews story.
A government monopoly on the issuing of such licenses was introduced in July 2013.
About 5,800 National Tobacco Shops are currently selling tobacco products in Hungary after receiving retail tobacco licenses in NTTN’s previous four tenders.
The shops are authorized also to sell newspapers, lottery tickets, spirits, coffee, energy drinks, soft drinks and mineral water.
The deadline for submitting applications for the fifth tender is June 7, though it could be extended to July 7 upon request.
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