Go back to the Europarl portal

Choisissez la langue de votre document :

  • bg - български
  • es - español
  • cs - čeština
  • da - dansk
  • de - Deutsch
  • et - eesti keel
  • el - ελληνικά
  • en - English (Selected)
  • fr - français
  • ga - Gaeilge
  • hr - hrvatski
  • it - italiano
  • lv - latviešu valoda
  • lt - lietuvių kalba
  • hu - magyar
  • mt - Malti
  • nl - Nederlands
  • pl - polski
  • pt - português
  • ro - română
  • sk - slovenčina
  • sl - slovenščina
  • fi - suomi
  • sv - svenska
Parliamentary questions
4 November 2013
E-012453-13
Question for written answer
to the Commission
Rule 117
Bart Staes (Verts/ALE)

 Subject:  Contraband cigarettes in the EU
 Answer(s) 

According to a KPMG report commissioned by Philip Morris International, there were 2.5 billion contraband ‘Classic’ cigarettes in the EU in 2011 and 2.2 billion illicit cigarettes in 2012.

1. How many ‘Classic’ cigarettes were seized in the EU in 2011 and 2012?

2. What is the origin (factory and country) of the illicit ‘Classic’ cigarettes seized in the EU?

3. Did the seizure of ‘Classic’ cigarettes lead to seizure payments paid by international tobacco companies in 2011 and 2012? If so, what was the amount of the payment and the quantity of cigarettes involved?

 OJ C 241, 24/07/2014
Last updated: 9 December 2013Legal notice