Azerbaijan to strengthen fight against cigarette smuggling
Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 19
By Anvar Mammadov – Trend:
The State Customs Committee of Azerbaijan has prepared proposals for strengthening the fight against the illegal imports and sale of cigarettes, Chairman of the State Customs Committee Aydin Aliyev said.
He made the remarks at a press conference in Baku Jan. 19.
“New proposals envisage the introduction of restrictions on the timing and volume of cigarette imports. To be more precise, we propose that citizens can import for their personal use only one block of cigarettes and only once a month,” said Aliyev.
He noted that the new proposals will be discussed during the spring session of the Azerbaijani parliament.
The chairman said that additional restrictions are envisaged to be introduced in the future. The current rules allow citizens to import three blocks of cigarettes for personal use.