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HMRC internal manual

Tobacco: Control of Supply Chains

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 (i.e. it is counterfeit) the manufacturer must inform the C&S TEAM of this.

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