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Philip Morris International 2004


The Agreement expired in July 2016.

Anti-Contraband and Anti-Counterfeit Agreement + appendixes:

A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K

The PMI Agreement made an important contribution to fight PMI illicit trade in the past and helped bring an end to all past disputes between the parties - the European Commission, ten Member States of the European Union and Philip Morris International - relating to this issue.

However, the market and legislative framework has changed significantly since the entry into force of the Agreement. Illicit tobacco trade is a global problem which requires cooperation on a worldwide scale.

The European Commission has concluded that there is no need to prolong the Anti-Contraband and Anti-Counterfeit agreement between Philip Morris International (PMI), the Commission and EU Member States, after it expires on 9 July 2016. 

The Commission considers that the combination of the Tobacco Products Directive and the Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products negotiated in the context of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) are the best instruments to fight illicit trade by regulatory means going forward. 

Modification Agreement signed 14 October 2014 adjusting the Anti-Contraband and Anti-Counterfeit Agreement to  the accessions of Member States which took place after 2004

Background information - about cigarettes seizures - from:

Bulgaria :

Cyprus :

Finland :

France :

Germany :

Ireland :

Italy :

Lithuania :

Luxembourg :

Slovac Republic :

Slovenia :

Spain :

Sweden :

EU-15 :