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Border Retailers 70% more concerned about impact Brexit will have on smuggling and the border, compared to last year’s annual survey

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  • June 15, 2018
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15 June 2018, Dublin Retailers Against Smuggling (RAS) are launching their second annual survey at the second high-level roundtable discussion in Belfast to tackle Brexit, the Border & the Black Market. Members of the Irish Government, An Garda Síochána, the PSNI and HMRC will meet to discuss the issues that retailers on both sides of…

Retailers in Sligo 45% more concerned about smuggling as Brexit approaches

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  • June 15, 2018
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15 June 2018, Dublin Retailers Against Smuggling (RAS) are launching their second annual survey at the second high-level roundtable discussion in Belfast to tackle Brexit, the Border & the Black Market. Members of the Irish Government, An Garda Síochána, the PSNI and HMRC will meet to discuss the issues that retailers on both sides of…

One in Three Retailers Along the Border Concerned that Brexit will Create a Bigger Market for Smuggling.

A cross-border survey conducted by Retailers Against Smuggling (RAS) has revealed that one in three retailers in Ireland are concerned about the rise in criminality and illicit trade following the decision of the UK to leave the European Union last year. Responses from 114 retailers in the counties of Donegal, Cavan, Monaghan, Sligo and Louth…

Retailers Against Smuggling Pre-Budget 2018 Submission

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  • August 21, 2017
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21 August 2017 Retailers can no longer compete with the illicit trade of smuggled products and therefore are calling on the Government to put in place the following to protect small and medium sized Irish businesses: A moratorium on further excise increases until such rises can be proven not to lead to a surge in…

Retailers call on Government not to increase excise in Budget 2018 as legitimate businesses will suffer

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  • August 1, 2017
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Retailers Against Smuggling (RAS) welcome the Tax Strategy Group (TSG) paper on excise that notes that Ireland now has the highest excise rates in Europe and a further increase will not necessarily lead to additional yield of revenue.  RAS believes that yet another increase will simply ensure that smuggling remains a lucrative crime, and will…

Smuggled Cigs in Tyre

Despite the good work done by Revenue the illicit trade of tobacco continues to be a huge burden on the public purse with an annual loss of revenue to the Exchequer. In the first five months of 2016 Revenue seized smuggled cigarettes and tobacco products worth almost €12.3 million to the Exchequer, an increase of…