Cigarette Tax Revenue Losses in Jamaica

The head of a domestic cigarette manufacturer in Jamaica told the media that cigarette smuggling in the country causes the government to lose between $34 Million to $45 Million (3 Billion to 4 Billion Jamaican Dollars) a year.

Smuggling groups bring in between 44 to 50 million cigarettes into the country’s black market each year.

Source:  Nedburn Thaffe, “Government losing billion$ in illicit tobacco trade,” Gleaner, June 8, 2012.