"BY THE BOOK" CAMPAIGN
Law and Economics of Illegal Trade of Tobacco Products in Bulgaria
These reports are part of IME project “Law and Economics of Illegal Trade of Tobacco Products in Bulgaria". IME's project is supported by PMI IMPACT* – a global initiative to support projects dedicated to fighting illegal trade and related crimes, such as corruption, organized crime and money laundering.
In 2017-2019, the team of the Institute for Market Economics (IME) has been studying various legal and economic aspects of illegal trade of tobacco in Bulgaria. The IME initiative, entitled “By the book” aims to investigate best practices and possible improvements in current policies, as well as ways to overcome institutional weaknesses which allow for illicit trade of tobacco products.
- IME: Economic Analysis of the Excise Duty Policy on Tobacco Products in Bulgaria and Its Effects on the Illegal Market (2007-2017), January 2018
- IME & Alpha Research: Sociological Survey among 5 200 Smokers in Bulgaria, March-April 2018
- IME: Legal and Institutional Framework of Tobacco and Tobacco Products, May 2018
- Main findings and press-release from IME event in 2018: 5.6% of Smokers in Bulgaria with Non-Domestic Packs of Cigarettes, June 2018
- IME: Analysis of Price Elasticity in Bulgaria and Examination of Affordability Issues in Respect to EU Harmonization Policy on Excise Duties (2007-2018), December 2018
- IME: Policy Note on Tobacco Excise Taxation and the Illegal Market, May 2019
- IME: What Does The Judiciary Practice Show about Smuggling and Illegal Trade of Tobacco Products in Bulgaria?, June 2019
- Main findings and press-release from IME event in 2019: Revenues from Tobacco Taxation in Bulgaria Reach BGN 3 Billion in 2018, June 2019
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* PMI IMPACT (www.pmi-impact.com) is a grant award initiative of Philip Morris International (PMI). In the performance of its research, IME maintained full independence from PMI. The views and opinions expressed in this document are those of IME and do not necessarily reflect the views of PMI. Responsibility for the information and views expressed in this publication lies entirely with IME.