Ranked 6 out of 80


Overall Score: 35

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Indicators of Influence

These seven key indicators highlight interference from the tobacco industry in the Netherlands.

No. 1

Industry participation in policy development

Indicator Score:

2 / 20

No. 2

Tobacco industry-related CSR activities

Indicator Score:

0 / 20

No. 3

Benefits given to the tobacco industry

Indicator Score:

4 / 20

No. 4

Unnecessary interaction with the tobacco industry

Indicator Score:

6 / 20

No. 5

Procedure for transparency measures

Indicator Score:

7 / 20

No. 6

Avoiding conflicts of interest

Indicator Score:

7 / 20

No. 7

Preventive measures

Indicator Score:

9 / 30


These are ways the Netherlands can deter interference from the tobacco industry:

  • Reduce and/or limit collaboration between Dutch Customs and the tobacco industry. Multiple face-to-face meetings and digital interactions take place between the parties on a yearly basis. Through collaboration between the two, the tobacco industry might try to influence tobacco control policies, especially taxation policy. In line with WHO FCTC Article 5.3, the MoU should be terminated.
  • Increase registration and/or transparency though implementing a registry for tobacco industry entities, affiliated organizations and individuals acting on their behalf including lobbyists. The Netherlands must also request additional information from tobacco producers, such as revenue and spending on lobbying, and obligate political parties to publish financial contributions by the tobacco industry.

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