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​Smoke Screen: Economics of the Illicit Tobacco Trade

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The recent COVID lockdown ban on tobacco has highlighted the explosion of illicit cigarettes available on the market. 

In this webinar, Telita Snyckers, independent tax and customs transformation consultant, will discuss the economics of tobacco smuggling, the source of illicit packs, and the likelihood that listed multinational companies may be involved in smuggling operations. What role do the larger tobacco companies play in controlling what we think, and what influence do they exert over our politicians and law enforcement agencies? 

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Telita Snyckers is an independent tax and customs transformation consultant. Key clients include the International Monetary Fund, after having previously worked as an Executive at the South African Revenue Service, a compliance manager with the tax man in Singapore and a Director with niche consulting firm Sovereign Border Solutions. She has a Master’s Degree in Constitutional Law and Fundamental Rights, and has had work assignments in over 25 countries around the world. Her exposé on the role of big tobacco in fuelling illicit trade – Dirty Tobacco - was released in May 2020.

Webinar details:

  • Date:         24 June 2020

  • Time:         09:00 – 10:00am SAST
  • Venue:       Online conferencing.  The conference link will be sent upon registration.
  • Fee:           No charge



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