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This article is part of the Tobacco portal on Sourcewatch funded from 2006 - 2009 by the American Legacy Foundation.
"General trade" is doublespeak widely used within the tobacco industry referring to criminal tobacco smuggling organized by tobacco companies. Other phrases used for the same purpose include:
- Duty Not Paid or "DNP"
- Parallel Market
- Second Channel
- Border trade
- "Major Tobacco Multinational Implicated In Cigarette Smuggling, Tax Evasion, Documents Show," Center for Public Integrity, Washington, DC.
Related Sourcewatch resources
- Patanegra cigarettes
- Report on Smuggling Control in Spain (Summary of published paper produced for the World Health Organization)