Customs

Smuggling Case Involving Tour Guides at Tianjin Airport
Smuggling Case Involving Tour Guides at Tianjin Airport
Tianjin Customs uncovers case of tour guide manipulating tourists to smuggle goods, resulting in confiscation of electronics, cigarettes, and alcohol.
Regulations
Mar.28
Russian Customs Seize 1,200 Untagged Tobacco Products in Omsk
Russian Customs Seize 1,200 Untagged Tobacco Products in Omsk
Russian customs officials seized 1,200 units of unlabeled tobacco products in Omsk, including e-cigarettes and hookah tobacco.
Regulations
Mar.07
E-cigarette Importer Loses Lawsuit Over Cigarette Tax in South Korea
E-cigarette Importer Loses Lawsuit Over Cigarette Tax in South Korea
Korean e-cigarette liquid importer loses $1.892 million in lawsuit over tobacco tax classification, court rules against importer.
Regulations
Feb.26
Customs Seize Massive Unreported E-cigarette and E-liquid Shipment in Germany
Customs Seize Massive Unreported E-cigarette and E-liquid Shipment in Germany
German customs officials seized 27,000 untaxed e-cigarettes and over 120 liters of untaxed e-liquid in a truck from Bulgaria.
Regulations
Feb.21
Customs at Shenyang Taoxian Airport Seize 4000 Tobacco Pods
Customs at Shenyang Taoxian Airport Seize 4000 Tobacco Pods
Shenyang Taoxian Airport customs officers seize 20 undeclared IQOS pods totaling 4000 cigarettes from passenger. Items confiscated.
Regulations
Feb.20
German Customs Foils Cigarette Smuggling Operation - Thüringer Allgemeine
German Customs Foils Cigarette Smuggling Operation - Thüringer Allgemeine
German customs officers in Erfurt discovered 10,000 smuggled cigarettes and 800 Heets, resulting in potential tax losses of €1,800.
Regulations
Jan.22
Decline in Tobacco and Alcohol Taxes in UK
Decline in Tobacco and Alcohol Taxes in UK
According to a recent analysis by financial experts RIFT, tobacco and alcohol tax in the UK has dropped at the fastest annual rate in two decades.
Market
Jan.18
China's E-cigarette Export to Italy in November 2023
China's E-cigarette Export to Italy in November 2023
China's e-cigarette exports to Italy in November 2023 reached $9.25 million, with a 3.35% MoM increase and 24.78% YoY decrease.
Industry Insight
Jan.17
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