He said the Finance Ministry will release a note at the Government meeting on Friday in which the Government will be informed about a series of proposals that ban cigarette retailing at duty-free shops in an attempt to combat cigarette counterfeiting. ‘This legislative measure is meant to help the Border Police.
The Finance Ministry will present a note to the Government on Friday introducing to them a series of suggestions that we have discussed with the National Police and all the measures we are contemplating regard banning the selling of cigarettes and spirits by duty-free shops.
This measure can be taken easily under a ministerial order. Just a look at how many packs of cigarettes Romanians travelling abroad carry along will reveal that anyone from one-month old infants to white bearded men all carry many boxes of cigarettes and that is something that must be contained,’ said Blaga.