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Parliamentary questions
26 February 2014
E-012453/2013
Answer given by Mr Šemeta on behalf of the Commission

1. The seizures of the ‘Classic’ cigarettes (counterfeit and genuine) which range from plain ‘Classic’ and include such variants as ‘Classic Gold’, ‘Classic Red’, ‘Classic light’ etc. reported by the Member States were as follows:

181 112 416 pieces in 2011;
142 209 532 pieces in 2012(1).

2. According to available data, the seized cigarettes come mostly from Bosnia‐ Herzegovina, Moldova, Ukraine, Romania, the Russian Federation and Germany(2).

3. The Commission could offer more information on this matter only in accordance with the rules governing the treatment of confidential information as laid down in the Annex II to the framework Agreement on relations between the European Parliament and the European Commission(3).

(1)The data in the reply are provided by the Member States. Please note that the reporting method in the Member States may vary and thus the data is not fully reliable.
(2)idem.
(3)OJ L 304/47, 20.11.2010.

OJ C 241, 24/07/2014
Last updated: 26 February 2014Legal notice