excise fraud

Webinar 22/2019 'Illicit trade of tobacco products'

03 April 2019

The overall objective of this online training event is to enhance knowledge on the investigation of tobacco fraud by sharing good enforcement practices in the fight against the illicit production and the contraband of cigarettes.


Webinar 8/2018 Illegal cigarette manufacturing

22 October 2018

In the past, illicit cigarette manufacturing has been viewed as a criminal phenomenon that only countries outside the European Union could suffer from. While there were isolated detections of illegal factories in the Member States before, this issue was far from being widespread and had no significant impact on the tobacco market which was hurt by the massive amount of original cigarettes smuggled from Eastern Europe, counterfeit products arriving from the Far-East via sea in containers and the intra-community contraband from low tax countries to high tax ones.


13/2018 Excise fraud analysis

02 October 2018 to 05 October 2018

To enhance knowledge on the application of criminal intelligence analysis and financial investigative techniques in combating excise fraud. To improve prevention, detection and investigation of alcohol, tobacco and mineral oil fraud by enhancing transnational and multidisciplinary cooperation and facilitating the exchange of information, experience and best practices between the Member States enforcement authorities.



Office address

European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Training
1066 Budapest
Ó utca 27

Correspondence address

European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Training
1903 Budapest

Email address

Telephone: +36 1 803 8030/8031

Fax: +36 1 803 8032