Specification of Tobacco Products
I am writing to inform you that, under the Tobacco Products Duty Act 1979 section 7A(4), we have taken a decision to specify the following brands of product, produced by [insert name oftrader] companies and marketed in the countries listed. The specified brands are brands of tobacco that have been identified, from historical data on seizures, as being a substantial source of smuggled tobacco product into the UK.
Under the Tobacco Products Duty Act 1979, section 7A( 5), due to
the significant risk associated with the specified brand and
countries as detailed above, you will be required to furnish us
with more detailed information about them. Details of the
information we require are provided below.
You should also review your supply chain policy in connection with these and consider any reasonably practicable steps to improve your controls.
[insert specified country] Domestic Market
In relation to the information requested you have a period of 21
working days from the date of this letter to furnish me with the
details, however if there is a particular problem with this
timescale I will be happy to discuss reasonable alternatives with
Period of Specification
It is also our intention to monitor the indicators of smuggling of the specified product from the specified markets over the next twelve months. At the end of that period we will carry out further evaluation before deciding whether to extend the period of this specification. If the risk has significantly diminished we will remove the designation and inform you of this in writing.