Tobacco firm Philip Morris lobbies local council

Tobacco giant Philip Morris is urging local politicians in Bergen op Zoom to lobby against the planned rise in tobacco taxes, television show EenVandaag reports on Thursday.

The US company has a staff of 1,400 at its Bergen op Zoom factory and says in a letter to councillors the duty hike plus value-added tax increase may have serious consequences for jobs at the plant.
The company has also sent councillors a concept letter they can sign and send on to national government.

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