Counterfeit Cigarettes In Uganda

The Managing Director for British American Tobacco Uganda claims that over 20 percent of the cigarette market in Uganda is made up of counterfeit cigarettes packs.

Packs of cigarettes in Uganda are subject to a 42 percent excise tax.

The smuggling of tobacco products in Uganda is most active on the borders shared with South Sudan.

Source:  Joseph Kimbowa, “‘Counterfeits affecting BAT, tax revenues’,” Observer (Uganda), September 5, 2013.