Strengthening the investigation and seizure of illegal tobacco and alcohol to protect consumers’ safety.
“The MOF Annual Project on the Investigation and Seizure of Illegal Tobacco and Alcohol Products” is to be established and implemented. The available human and all other resources under the investigation and seizure-related agencies at both the central and local government levels shall be integrated, adopting strategic and progressive actions, multiple-channel internal and external marketing promotions, division of implementing powers, as well as assessment and review of performance in order to elevate the efficacy of investigation and seizure.
In order to strengthen the efficacy of investigation and seizure of illegal tobacco and alcohol products, the NTA has continuously carried out “The Implementation Plan for Enhancing the Efficiency of Investigation and Seizure of Smuggled Tobacco Products” and promulgated “The 2019 Project on the Investigation and Seizure of Illegal Tobacco.” Through integration of the human and all other resources under different investigation and seizure-related agencies operating at borders and markets, the investigation and seizure actions in accordance with division of powers and responsibilities have been carried out. As of the period from January 1, 2019 to the end of August of the same year, amounts of seized illegal tobacco products have reached 10,551,676 packs, and amounts of seized illegal alcohol products have reached 323,312 liters.