Measures to Control the Tobacco Supply Chain in the ASEAN

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Elimination of illicit trade is an important component of global tobacco control. This has been recognized at the Fifth Meeting of the Conference of Parties to the FCTC when Parties adopted the Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products to prevent the undermining effect that illicit trade has on price and tax measures, health objectives, and the economy.This paper examines the implementation of key measures to control the supply chain and help in eliminating illicit trade in tobacco products in the ASEAN region, specifically,
1) Excise tax stamps 
2) Tracing and tracing technologies, and 
3) Licensing systems

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