An ad hoc committee will conduct a study and prepare a report that will assess the scope of the international illicit tobacco market, including demand, structure, volume, variations by country and the impact of changes in policy. The committee will examine existing literature and consult international experts on the illicit tobacco market. The committee may also examine specific case studies to assess various policy mechanisms and the impact on the illicit trade in tobacco products. The report will include recommendations about the strengths and weaknesses of the currently available research and the applicability of international experiences to the illicit tobacco market in the United States.
Meeting #1: November 6-7, 2013.
Meeting #2: January 23-24, 2014. At the open session of this meeting, the study committee heard about enforcement and policy experiences at the federal, state, local, and international levels (with an emphasis on the domestic U.S. experience; the international experience will receive more attention at the open session of a subsequent committee meeting). This discussion will help inform the deliberations of the study committee and assist it in drafting its report. It also allowed stakeholders to share valuable information with one another. ► Open Agenda