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State to re-export seized tobacco

Update: September, 19/2012 - 10:14

HA NOI (VNS)— The Prime Minister hopes to light up Viet Nam's anti-smuggling budget with a pioneering scheme to re-export seized tobacco.

Under the PM approved Decision No. 1112, good quality tobacco seized from smugglers will be re-exported as part of an experiment running from now until the end of 2013. Money earned from the pilot scheme will be used for future anti-smuggling work, but there are strict conditions on the selling terms.

The re-export must be carried out at international border gates and is not permitted to be done in land or to countries bordering Viet Nam. The Ministry of Industry and Trade will be responsible for appointing suitable enterprises to perform the task, as well as regulating them. — VNS

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