Skip to content

Tobacco association pressured to reveal rogue cigarette makers within its ranks

# Tax Justice South Africa urges the Fair-Trade Independent Tobacco Association to disclose the names of expelled members involved in rule violations and to report any fraudulent acts to authorities. This demand comes after FITA’s failed attempt to prevent the installation of CCTV cameras at tobacco factories. The organisation’s founder Yusuf Abramjee accuses the association of manipulating the law and calls for a comprehensive investigation by the South African Revenue Service. Abramjee believes non-compliant cigarette manufacturers cost South Africa 27-billion-rand annually in lost tax revenue.