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HMRC internal manual

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

Notified Seizures: Counterfeit product

 

 

Where the tobacco manufacturer did not produce the product contained in the sample, it was not produced on their behalf, and it is not unauthorised production (such as, it is counterfeit) the manufacturer must inform the TST.

In all instances – genuine, unauthorised and counterfeit - the information will be requested by the TST at the time the seizure is notified to the tobacco manufacturer; and the information must be supplied to the TST.