Conference: Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products – In search of optimal enforcement

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The international conference “Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products – In search of optimal enforcement” concludes the research project into the organisation of, and legal battle against, the illicit tobacco trade. It will take place on 20 and 21 June in Utrecht. Presidents of the conference are Prof. Dr. John Vervaele (University of Utrecht/ RENFORCE) and Prof. Dr. Stanisław Tosza (University of Luxembourg)

At the conference, researchers from various European countries present the results of a criminological and comparative law study into the illegal production and trade of tobacco products and its enforcement (Springer 2022). The sessions will focus on the regulatory and enforcement requirements in the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control and in EU law, and on the empirical phenomenon of illicit manufacturing and trafficking in the EU.

As far as enforcement is concerned, the material criminal law, criminal investigation and prosecution as well as international cooperation within and outside EU are discussed. Attention will also be paid to regulation and enforcement in Canada and the US and to the problems in the EU neighbouring countries, in particular in Ukraine and Belarus and in the Balkans. At the conference, the research results will be commented by speakers from the Dutch Fiscal Information and Investigation Service, the EU DG Health, OLAF and the European Public Prosecutor's Office. 

Participation is free of charge, including lunches. Registration is mandatory. For registration, go the registration form.

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Muntgebouw, Leidseweg 90, 3531 BG Utrecht

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