Two government departments jointly held the national meeting on special action against tobacco counterfeiting and smuggling in key areas

Two government departments jointly held the national meeting on special action against tobacco counterfeiting and smuggling in key areas On December 25, the Ministry of Public Security (MPS) and the State Tobacco Monopoly Bureau (STMB) jointly held a meeting to carry out the tobacco anti-counterfeiting and anti-smuggling action in key areas nationwide in Taiyuan, Shanxi Province. Zhao Hongshun, Deputy Head of the STMB and Zhang Zuoliang, Deputy Head of Security Administration under MPS attended the meeting and delivered remarks.

Zhao Hongshun stressed that the local tobacco monopoly authorities in key areas should fully recognize the current difficult situation of tobacco anti-fake and anti-smuggling work, put in place the plan of special action, tackle the difficulties head on and take the initiative to achieve the solid results of special action.

First, to promote the crackdown from the sources. the social support is to be fully leveraged to increase the efforts on combating the illegal tobacco-related activities from the source.

Second, to pool efforts to handle several major cases. the clues are to be digged out and the analysis and classification are to be conducted to uncover a batch of major cases during the special action.

Third, to intensify the crackdown in the part of transportation. The inter-department communication and coordination should be strengthened and the transportation supervision and crackdown should be reinforced to ensure that everyone involved is responsible and accountable.

Fourth, to enhance the supervision over the illegal tobacco-related acts in delivery channels. Based on the laws and regulations, system and implementation, the measures to effectively crack down on illegal acts related to tobacco in logistics should be studied.

Fifth, to leverage the external strength to pool the synergy. The mechanism of anti-counterfeiting and anti-smuggling jointly taken by MPS and STMB should be fully utilized and the role of joint case inspection system should be brought into play to effectively take joint crackdown action.

The reports about the implementation of the special action against tobacco counterfeiting and smuggling in 13 key areas nationwide were updated at the meeting.

The officials of Security Administration under MPS and Department of Tobacco Monopoly Supervision of STMS as well as the relevant staff of agencies for public security and tobacco monopoly in key areas nationwide attended the meeting.

(Source: tobacco.gov.cn)