UK: SWA raises concerns over new anti-fraud proposals
The Scotch Whisky Association will today launch what it is calling a "vociferous campaign" against a UK Government proposal to combat fraud, which the industry believes will actually escalate fraudulent activity. The controversy surrounds strip stamps, the bits of paper that straddle the bottle on other European markets, which provide visible proof that duty has been paid on the bottle, deterring retailers from selling illegally obtained products.
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