Home / Business / News Tools: Save | Print | E-mail | Most Read | Comment
4 Bln Counterfeit Brand Cigarettes Seized
Adjust font size:

China seized 4.12 billion counterfeit brand cigarettes in the first half of 2007, the State Tobacco Monopoly Administration announced Thursday.


Law enforcement agencies raided 1,557 counterfeit brand cigarette warehouses and arrested 2,995 people in connection with falsely branded cigarettes with 1,160 prosecuted, said administration spokesman Zhang Xiulian.


Zhang said law enforcement agencies also solved 178 cases, each of which involved more than one million yuan, and seriously dented the sales network of counterfeit brand cigarettes.


From January to June, China's tobacco industry registered more than 200 billion yuan in pre-tax profits, up 26 percent on a year earlier, according to ministry figures.


Zhang was upbeat about China's tobacco production, saying it would grow steadily in the next consecutive ten years, but made no comment about the health issues related to smoking.


(Xinhua News Agency July 13, 2007)


Tools: Save | Print | E-mail | Most Read
Pet Name
China Archives
Related >>
Most Viewed >>

Nov. 1-2 Tianjin World Shipping (China) Summit
Nov. 7-9 Guangzhou Recycling Metals International Forum
Nov. 27-28 Beijing China-EU Summit
Dec. 12-13 Beijing China-US Strategic Economic Dialogue

- Output of Major Industrial Products
- Investment by Various Sectors
- Foreign Direct Investment by Country or Region
- National Price Index
- Value of Major Commodity Import
- Money Supply
- Exchange Rate and Foreign Exchange Reserve
- What does the China-Pakistan Free Trade Agreement cover?
- How to Set up a Foreign Capital Enterprise in China?
- How Does the VAT Works in China?
- How Much RMB or Foreign Currency Can Be Physically Carried Out of or Into China?
- What Is the Electrical Fitting in China?