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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

For Immediate Release

Contact: 202 927-8500

July 2, 2002

FY 02-14

Listing of International Conference on Illicit Tobacco
Trade

Sessions Open to Public and Media

Washington, DC - The tentative agenda (http://www.atf.treas.gov/tobacco/icitt/agenda.pdf)
for the International Conference on Illicit Tobacco Trade indicates whether
sessions are open or closed to the public. Press will only be allowed
to enter those sessions that are open to the public. The conference will
take place from July 30, 2002, through August 1, 2002, at the United Nations
in New York. Open sessions on the tentative agenda are:

Tuesday, July 30, 2002

Session one: Introductions and Background

9.45 - 12.30 Introductions, welcome, and keynote address. Presentations
to put the conference in context with the Framework Convention on Tobacco
Control and other topics that are integral to preventing illicit tobacco
trade. TBD.

12.30 - 1.00 Explanation of agenda and method of work

  • Working Groups I, II, and III
  • WG I: Licensing and Record Keeping
  • WG II: Labeling - Tracking and Tracing - Border Controls - Counterfeit
    and Contraband
  • WG III: Information sharing - Mutual Assistance - International Cooperation

Session two: "Setting the Stage"

3.00 - 4.00 Licensing and Record Keeping

(Three-person panel plus Q & A.)

4.00 - 5.00 Labeling - Tracking and Tracing - Border Controls - Counterfeit
and Contraband

(Three-person panel plus Q & A.)

5.00 - 6.00 Information Sharing - Mutual Assistance - International Cooperation

(Three-person panel plus Q & A.)

Thursday, August 1, 2002

Session six - Conclusions

3.00 - 5.00 p.m. Final reports from Working Group Chairs and Q &
A.

5.00 - 6.00 p.m. Discussion of future informal meetings and dates, and
closing remarks.

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