UK introduces new sanctions to deter illicit tobacco sales

UK HM Revenue & Customs’ powers to issue on-the-spot fines have now been extended to Trading Standards officers in an attempt to reduce illicit tobacco sales. The change will mean that, rather than being summoned to court, retailers found selling tobacco products without an economic operator identifier code will be issued on-the-spot fines.

Source:  https://www.betterretailing.com/news/on-the-spot-fines-to-crack-down-on-illicit-tobacco/