Initial Notices: What happens at the end of the initial period?
Following the six-month initial notice period, LB Tobacco Anti Smuggling Manager must collate and evaluate all the information and make a report recommending that either a penalty is issued, or not. In doing this they will be supported by Tobacco Policy.
The report must include the following:
- any available evidence relating to the perceived failure;
- what, if anything, the tobacco manufacturer has done about it;
- a schedule of all notified seizures made during the six-month initial notice period;
- an analysis relating to the nine factors that must be considered in determining the penalty value (section TOBCSC8000); and
- a recommendation as to what action should be taken.