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The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
Committee on Law and Justice
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education

Committee on the Illicit Tobacco Market: Collection and
Analysis of the International Experience

Meeting #2 – Open Session
January 23, 2014

National Academy of Sciences (NAS) Building
Lecture Room
2101 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20148

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has charged the National Research Council (NRC) and the Institute of Medicine (IOM) with assessing the state of knowledge regarding the illicit tobacco market and of policy mechanisms for addressing the illicit tobacco trade. At the open session of this meeting, the NRC-IOM study committee will hear 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, and it will also allow stakeholders to share valuable information with one another. Read More


8:30–8:50 am Welcome and Introductions
Peter Reuter (NRC-IOM Study Chair), University of Maryland
8:50–10:00 am The Roles of the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) and of Native American Tribal Reservations
Ryan Kaye, ATF – 15 minutes
Jeffrey Cohen, ATF – 15 minutes
10:00–11:00 am The Roles of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)
Brent Crawley, ICE – 15 minutes
11:00 am–12:00 pm The Role of the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB)
Jerry Bowerman, TTB – 15 minutes
12:00–12:45 pmLUNCH
12:45–1:45 pmEnforcement and Policy in Virginia
Paul Carey III, Northern Virginia Cigarette Tax Board – 15 minutes
1:45– 2:45 pmEnforcement and Policy in New York City
Kevin Schroth, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and Edgar Domenech, New York City Sheriff – 20 minutes
2:45–3:00 pm BREAK
3:00–4:00 pm “Track-and-Trace” Technology
Emmy Ansinelli and Alex Finkel, SICPA Product Security, LLC – 20 minutes
4:00–5:00 pm An International Perspective: Enforcement and Policy in the United Kingdom
Chris Martin, Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) – 15 minutes
5:00–5:30 pm General Discussion and Cross-Cutting Issues
5:30 pm ADJOURN -- End of of Open Session
  [Friday, January 24, 2014 – CLOSED SESSION (Study Committee and Staff Only)]

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