Eight Key Flaws of Oxford Economics’ Report on Illicit Tobacco Trade

October 13, 2020

Global forecasting company Oxford Economics recently published a report about illicit tobacco trade in the Levant region. However, Oxford Economics has deep ties to the tobacco industry, and several conclusions of this industry-funded report simply echo the industry’s agenda on illicit trade.

This issue brief lays out eight key flaws that policy makers, civil servants and customs officials should note before reading the report.

boxes of cigarettes in the illicit tobacco trade