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.


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