The Transnational Tobacco Companies’ Strategy to Promote Codentify, their Inadequate Tracking and Tracing Standard (2014)

Authors:  Luk Joossens and Anna B Gilmore

Introduction

In 2011 INTERPOL, the world’s largest police organisation, accepted a donation from Philip Morris International (PMI) of €15 million, an 8% increase to its total annual budget (€60 million in 2011) for each of the next 3 years.3 Its 2011 budget was €60 million, of which 84% was contributed by member countries. With only 13% of INTERPOL’s total income coming from externally funded projects, private foundations and/or commercial enterprises, this represents a substantial donation.

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