As our own market studies show, the alcohol and tobacco counterfeiting is on the ascend in Romania; main three reasons are: a bad policy and procedures regarding duty stamps, smuggling of industrial quantities of raw spirits from both Russia (via Moldova), from Turkey (via Constanta Commercial Harbor) and Ukraine (via northern border). As you can see, a lot of raw material enters Romania, is transformed into “brandy, vodka, rake, whiskey”, bottled up and, fake stamp applied or not, released onto the market. A lot obviously is finding its way towards Western Europe.
Counterfeited or smuggled tobacco products are also on the upper side of the charts.
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