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HMRC internal manual

Tobacco: Anti-smuggling or the duty to avoid facilitating smuggling

Roles and responsibilities: Fiscal Border Debrief Intelligence team (FBDIT)

FBDIT has a designated team, Project Falcon who:

  • collate intelligence and seizure data relating to the tobacco manufacturers, their supply chain controls and current smuggling risks
  • recommend to LB where they believe a brand, country or persons should be specified (see section 4000)
  • actively engage with HMRC and Border Force teams to ensure relevant notifiable seizures are identified
  • identify relevant sub-notifiable seizures and intelligence to be provided to the tobacco manufacturers under the Memorandum of Understanding agreements