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BATA looks to confront chop chop head on

British American Tobacco Australia (BATA) is considering launching a Make Your Own (MYO) cigarette brand to try and capture the growing number of illegal chop chop smokers. Chop chop or illegal loose leaf tobacco currently makes up the majority of the illegal black market and we are being forced to compete with organised crime for market share due to the government’s failed excise system.

Tobacco black market hits a new high: KPMG UK report

Tax loss to government estimated at $1.35 billion: Consumption of illegal tobacco has reached record levels in Australia with a new report revealing increased activity from tobacco smugglers and unscrupulous traders as the cost of legal cigarettes continues to rise.

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BATA calls for a world with no illegal tobacco

British American Tobacco Australia (BATA) today called for more to be done to eradicate the tobacco black market on the eve of World No Tobacco Day.

Due to such high excise levels the amount of illegal tobacco used by Australians represents 14.5 per cent of total consumption, costing the government over $1.35 billion in lost taxes.

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