5 July, 12.10 – 12.30, Theatre 2

The recommendations of WHO, EU, FCTC, SEATCA are that countries should consider reviewing and revising their policies. The World Bank, the WHO, the EU’s Tobacco Products Directive and the IMF see the introduction of anti-counterfeiting measures, such as forgery-proof tax stamps and track & trace systems, as a must in combatting tobacco smuggling and counterfeiting. There is a need to establish a system to help governments to track the supply chain of the tobacco and alcoholic products.