Customs to study trade in illegal cigarettes
Tender for poll to estimate supply of contraband item
Amid growing concern over illegal cigarettes, the authorities have called for a comprehensive survey to estimate the supply of the contraband item in Singapore.
On Dec 19, the Singapore Customs put up a tender on government procurement website GeBiz, seeking a consultancy to conduct the survey.
The online document said that the survey aims to "better understand the illicit cigarette market and the deterrent effects of the anti-contraband cigarette initiatives implemented".
The survey, to be completed by May 30 next year, is targeted at only smokers and should include Singapore citizens, Singapore permanent residents, foreigners working here and tourists.