Call for proposals - Technical Support for Detecting the Presence of Cigarettes and Tobacco OLAF/2012/D5/07 Closed!

Objectives

The European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) launches a second Call for Proposals in order to invite national and regional administrations to submit proposals on technical support for detecting the presence of cigarettes and tobacco and for investigating smuggling and counterfeiting of tobacco products.

Actions

The technical support for detecting the presence of cigarettes and tobacco and investigating the smuggling and counterfeiting of tobacco products consists of:

  • technical support to strengthen inspections of containers and trucks at the EU's external borders, dedicated to the fight against cigarette smuggling and counterfeiting;
  • equipment as part of an action of law enforcement agencies to improve the detection and investigation of illicit consignments of tobacco products;
  • equipment, animals and training of animals as part of an action of law enforcement agencies to detect smuggled and counterfeited goods on the basis of the scent characteristics of the goods.

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

  • 2,50 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 14 February 2013 - 8 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call fiche OLAF/2012/D5/07 (Guidelines for applicants)
  • Call - Technical Support for Detecting the Presence of Cigarettes and Tobacco (Legal base)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Non profit organisations
  • Regional authorities
  • National authorities

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Union (EU)
  • Candidate Countries

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs

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