Grant Thornton
Illicit Trade Research Draft 1
A Presentation Prepared For:
February 2014
S14-055
MMcL/MG
Supplementary Sur...
2
This presentation sets out findings from two
surveys conducted for Grant Thornton as
inputs into their pioneering study ...
3
A. Background & Objectives
Section 1: Omnibus/ Consumer Research
Omnibus: Research Methodology
Omnibus: Profile of Sampl...
4
In 2013 Grant Thornton published the ‘Illicit Trade in Ireland
Report’ which investigated the cost of illicit trade to t...
5
MAIN FINDINGS
6
Section 1: Omnibus Findings
7
A number of questions were placed on the Amárach Research
February omnibus. The omnibus survey is a syndicated survey
wh...
8
B. Sample Profile
Male
Gender Age Social Class Region
% % % %
Female
16-24
35-44
ABC1
F50+
C2DE
F50-
Dublin
Rest of
Lein...
9
4
4
10
11
13
36
22
25
45
46
39
32
69
63
35
32
26
11
Tobacco
Digital Copyright Material
Alcohol
Fuel
Pharmaceutical
Food
...
10
Perceived Changes in Illicit Trade
High increase (5)
Slight increase (4)
Slight decrease (2)
High decrease (1)
38 33
22...
11
Mean
3.2
3.1
2.8
2.6
2.6
2.3
13
18
31
36
39
44
5
5
6
10
9
15
37
40
43
40
39
33
45
37
20
14
14
8
Ease of Acquiring Illic...
12
10 8 7 7 4 5
29
21 24 23
16 16
27
25 26 25
24 23
34
46 44 44
55 56
Acceptability of Purchasing Illicit Goods
(Base: All...
13
Government Fight Against Illicit Trade
(Base: All adults 15+ – 1,000)
Q5: Do you think the Irish government is doing to...
14
Retailers Knowingly Selling Illicit Goods
(Base: All adults 15+ – 1,000)
Q6: Do you think licenced retailers knowingly ...
15
Personal Acquisition of Illicit Goods
(Base: All adults 15+ – 1,000)
Q7: Have you ever knowingly bought or acquired an ...
16
4
1 4
9
26
7
4
5
6
2
14
2811
11
13
16
11
24
16 19 18
23
9
1014 14 17
10 8 5
Frequency of Purchasing Illicit Goods
(Base...
17
Reasons for Purchasing Illicit Goods – I
(Base: All who have made illicit purchases)
Q12: For what reasons did you purc...
18
Reasons for Purchasing Illicit Goods – II
(Base: All who have made illicit purchases)
(Base: All who purchased illicit ...
19
Digital Copyright Material Acquired
(Base: All who acquire digital copyright material : 353)
71
56
34
18
17 14 11
Q13: ...
20
Quality Difference in Legal and Illicit Materials
(Base: All adults 15+ – 1,000)
Q14: Using the scale below, to what ex...
21
21
46
21
6
7
Importance of Brand in Decision Making Process
Very important (5)
Somewhat important (4)
(Base: All adults...
22
Opinion of Effect of Illicit Trade on Legitimate
Businesses
(Base: All adults 15+ – 1,000)
Q16: Using the options below...
23
Opinion of Effect of Illicit Trade on Brands
(Base: All adults 15+ – 1,000)
Q17: Using the options below do you care th...
24
Illicit Trade & Crime
(Base: All adults 15+ – 1,000)
Q18: Do you think that illicit trade supports organised crime in I...
25
Don’t
know
Mean
8 3.5
13 3.5
11 3.4
11 3.3
11 3.3
11 3.3
10 3.0
13 2.2
5
5
9
9
9
8
15
25
4
3
4
6
6
5
11
30
25
20
30
25
...
26
Personal Information Stolen Online
Email accounts
Credit or debit card information
Passwords
Contact details
Bank accou...
27
Omnibus
Conclusions
28
Overall the Irish population is most aware that illicit trade is
taking place with Tobacco. 69% think that there is a l...
29
Section 2: Retailers Findings
30
A 5 minute long questionnaire was designed to ask retailers and
shop managers about trends and issues in illicit trade ...
31
63
28 25
37
34
25
26
25
13
25
98
90
68
52
Products Sold in
Store
C. Sample Profile Retailers
Head
Manager
Position with...
32
MAIN FINDINGS
33
Changes in Volume of Illicit Trade in Past 2 Years
Big increase (5)
Slight increase (4)
Slight decrease (2)
Big decreas...
34
Impact On Revenue Due to Illicit Trade
High impact/
Decrease of revenue 44
21
15
2
33
34
33
19
21
43
51
74
2 2 1 5
(Bas...
35
Impact Of Illicit Trade on Footfall
High impact/
Decrease in footfall 21
43
32
5
%
Q3: What sort of impact do you belie...
36
Impact Of Illicit Trade on Staffing Levels
High impact/
I have had to let staff go
7
29
62
3
%
Q4a: In your opinion wha...
37
Irish Government’s Handling of Illicit Trade
(Base: All Items Sold In Store)
Q5: Do you think the Irish government is d...
38
52
32
11
4
11
Importance of Branding
Very important (5)
%
Q6: How important do you believe brands (E.g. branded product...
39
Licenced Retailer Knowledge of Selling Illicit
Goods
Q7: Do you think other licenced retailers knowingly sell illicit g...
40
45
19
27
5
1
5
Impact of Plain Packaging on Illicit Trade of
Tobacco
High increase in illicit trade of tobacco
%
Q8: Wh...
41
Areas of Illicit Trade Growth
Q9: Do you think that there are new categories where illicit trade is a growing problem?
...
42
Involvement of Organised Crime In Illicit Trade
Highly Involved 70
23
2
6
%
Q10: To what extent do you believe organise...
43
Cost of Compliance Burdening Business
(Q.11)
Q11: Is the cost of compliance with licencing, regulations on the sale of ...
44
Retailers
Conclusions
45
The biggest increase in illicit trade is coming from that of tobacco
with 62% of retailers saying that they have seen a...
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Grant Thornton Illicit Trade Survey Findings March 2014

  1. 1. Grant Thornton Illicit Trade Research Draft 1 A Presentation Prepared For: February 2014 S14-055 MMcL/MG Supplementary Survey Findings March 2014
  2. 2. 2 This presentation sets out findings from two surveys conducted for Grant Thornton as inputs into their pioneering study on Illicit Trade – An Irish and Global Challenge. The Grant Thornton report was published in March 2014. A full copy of the report can be downloaded from: http://www.grantthornton.ie/IllicitTrade2014 Illicit Trade Report
  3. 3. 3 A. Background & Objectives Section 1: Omnibus/ Consumer Research Omnibus: Research Methodology Omnibus: Profile of Sample Omnibus: Findings Omnibus: Conclusions Section 2: Retailers Research Retailer: Research Methodology Retailers: Profile of Sample Retailers: Findings Retailers: Conclusions Table of Contents
  4. 4. 4 In 2013 Grant Thornton published the ‘Illicit Trade in Ireland Report’ which investigated the cost of illicit trade to the Irish economy. Using this current research Grant Thornton wish to delve deeper and investigate further the findings of the 2013 research. To provide up-to-date data and new perspectives on the 2013 research, the 2014 research was conducted with 3 different samples. To gauge the opinion of the Irish population towards illicit trade questions were placed on the Amárach Research’s February omnibus. Additionally 200 face to face surveys were conducted with retail shop owners and mangers across the country. These shops sold either alcohol, tobacco, fuel or food or a combination of all. A. Background & Objectives
  5. 5. 5 MAIN FINDINGS
  6. 6. 6 Section 1: Omnibus Findings
  7. 7. 7 A number of questions were placed on the Amárach Research February omnibus. The omnibus survey is a syndicated survey whereby clients can include questions within the survey. A total sample of 1,000 was achieved with quotas set on gender, age, social class and region to achieve a sample aligned with national population. Due to the high proliferation of the internet among the Irish population, the Amárach Research omnibus is completed fully online. Interviewing fieldwork dates were 11th – 18th February. Omnibus Methodology
  8. 8. 8 B. Sample Profile Male Gender Age Social Class Region % % % % Female 16-24 35-44 ABC1 F50+ C2DE F50- Dublin Rest of Leinster Munster Conn/ Ulster 25-34 (Base: All Irish adults – 1,000) 55+ 49 17 48 28 51 22 52 26 19 2816 18 26 Quotas were set to ensure that the sample attained is aligned to the Irish population as of the 2011 Census. Any sampling error is corrected with minor data weighting. 45-54
  9. 9. 9 4 4 10 11 13 36 22 25 45 46 39 32 69 63 35 32 26 11 Tobacco Digital Copyright Material Alcohol Fuel Pharmaceutical Food Illegal Trade Awareness (Base: All adults 15+ – 1,000) Q1: Do you think that there is illicit trade taking place in the following sectors? I don’t think illicit trade is going on I think some illicit trade is going on I think there is a lot of illicit trade going on Don’t know 5 8 11 11 21 21 (87) (91) (80) (78) (65) (43) Total; Some + A lot
  10. 10. 10 Perceived Changes in Illicit Trade High increase (5) Slight increase (4) Slight decrease (2) High decrease (1) 38 33 22 18 16 8 30 29 32 38 36 30 6 7 11 7 5 10 6 5 5 4 4 3 (Base: All adults 15+ – 1,000) % 54% % 38% % 52% % 56% % 62% % 68% (779) (433)(652)(798)(875)(912) Q2: Do you think that there has been an increase or decrease in illicit trade across the following sectors? Pharma- ceuticals Alcohol FoodDigital Copyright Tobacco Base: Fuel Mean: 3.6 3.33.53.63.83.9 Neither/nor 30 4938332619
  11. 11. 11 Mean 3.2 3.1 2.8 2.6 2.6 2.3 13 18 31 36 39 44 5 5 6 10 9 15 37 40 43 40 39 33 45 37 20 14 14 8 Ease of Acquiring Illicit Goods (Base: All adults 15+ – 1,000) Q3: On the scale below how easy or difficult do you feel it is to purchase or acquire illicit products in the following categories? Very Difficult (1) Somewhat Difficult (2) Somewhat Easy (3) Very Easy (4) Digital Copyright Material (875) Tobacco (912) Alcohol (798) Pharmaceutical (652) Food (433) Fuel (779)
  12. 12. 12 10 8 7 7 4 5 29 21 24 23 16 16 27 25 26 25 24 23 34 46 44 44 55 56 Acceptability of Purchasing Illicit Goods (Base: All who think there is illicit trade taking place in each sector) Very acceptable (1) 31% 21%20% 30%29%39% Q4: How acceptable or unacceptable do you feel it is to buy/acquire illicit products in the following categories? Somewhat acceptable (2) Somewhat unacceptable (2) Completely unacceptable (1) % %%%%% (798) (652)(779)(433)(912)(875)Base: Pharma- ceuticals Alcohol FoodDigital Copyright Tobacco Fuel Mean: 1.9 1.71.71.91.92.14
  13. 13. 13 Government Fight Against Illicit Trade (Base: All adults 15+ – 1,000) Q5: Do you think the Irish government is doing too little, too much or about the right level to combat illicit trade in the following sectors? Pharma- ceuticals Alcohol FoodDigital Copyright Tobacco Fuel 55 53 51 48 45 44 24 24 30 27 27 32 6 6 4 7 9 7 Too Little About the right level Too Much Don’t know 15 1818181814 % %%%%% (779) (433)(875)(798)(652)(912)Base:
  14. 14. 14 Retailers Knowingly Selling Illicit Goods (Base: All adults 15+ – 1,000) Q6: Do you think licenced retailers knowingly sell illicit goods in the following categories? % 46% 30% 24% YesNo Fuel % % % % % Pharma- ceuticals TobaccoAlcohol FoodDigital Copyright 44% 30% 26% 43% 26% 31% 35% 32% 33% 28% 37% 35% 21% 38% 41% Don’t know YesNo Don’t know YesNo Don’t know YesNo Don’t know YesNo Don’t know YesNo Don’t know
  15. 15. 15 Personal Acquisition of Illicit Goods (Base: All adults 15+ – 1,000) Q7: Have you ever knowingly bought or acquired an illicit good in the following categories? Digital Copyright Material Tobacco Alcohol Pharmaceutical Food Fuel Don’t know 9 6 9 8 10 7 56 71 76 86 84 87 35 23 16 6 6 6 No Yes
  16. 16. 16 4 1 4 9 26 7 4 5 6 2 14 2811 11 13 16 11 24 16 19 18 23 9 1014 14 17 10 8 5 Frequency of Purchasing Illicit Goods (Base: All who have made illicit purchases) Everyday 10% 35% 40% 11%6%8% Q8: How often do you buy or acquire an illicit good in the following categories? Few times a week Few times a month Once a year % %%%%% (353) (59)*(60)*(61)*(156)(230)Base: Pharma- ceuticals Alcohol FoodDigital Copyright Tobacco Fuel Only when I have the opportunity Once every few months *Warning small base size 51 32404249 26
  17. 17. 17 Reasons for Purchasing Illicit Goods – I (Base: All who have made illicit purchases) Q12: For what reasons did you purchase, acquire or stream pirated digital products (e.g Music, E-books, Movies, TV shows, Live Sports, Games & other software)? Q10: For what reasons did you purchase illicit cigarettes? It was cheaper to download or stream illegally than buy a legal copy the product It is convenient to download or stream movies live sport, music, games and software for free Downloading is easy Movie houses, record labels and software companies make enough money I don’t see any difference between the illicit product and the legal product I don’t think I will get caught I don’t care about the quality, I just want the product Don’t know (Base: All who purchased, acquired or streamed pirated digital products - 353) (Base: All who purchased illicit cigarettes - 230) % 70 43 28 17 16 7 7 7 They were cheaper than normal cigarettes I knew someone selling them Don’t see any difference between illicit cigs and legal cigs Tobacco companies make enough money I don’t care about the quality of the product I just want the produce I don’t think I will get caught Don’t know % 86 26 17 17 6 4 2
  18. 18. 18 Reasons for Purchasing Illicit Goods – II (Base: All who have made illicit purchases) (Base: All who purchased illicit pharma – 61*) (Base: All who purchased illicit fuel – 59*) Q11: For what reasons did you purchase illicit pharmaceutical products? Q9: For what reasons did you purchase illicit petrol/diesel? They were cheaper than normal pharma products Pharmaceutical companies make enough money I knew someone that was selling them I don’t see any difference between illicit pharma and legal pharma products I don’t care about the quality of the product I just want it I was too embarrassed to purchase in the pharmacy I don’t think I will get caught Don’t know % 58 25 19 15 9 7 2 8 They were cheaper than normal petrol or diesel Don’t see any difference between illicit fuel and legal fuel I don’t care about the quality of the product I just want it It was convenient to purchase Fuel providers make enough money I don’t think I will get caught Don’t know % 53 16 14 14 11 2 21
  19. 19. 19 Digital Copyright Material Acquired (Base: All who acquire digital copyright material : 353) 71 56 34 18 17 14 11 Q13: What type of pirated digital products have you acquired? Movies Music TV Series Live Sports eBooks Games Other Software
  20. 20. 20 Quality Difference in Legal and Illicit Materials (Base: All adults 15+ – 1,000) Q14: Using the scale below, to what extent do you believe there is a difference in quality between legal and illicit products across the following categories? Pharma- ceuticals Alcohol FoodDigital Copyright TobaccoFuel 57 51 48 47 45 41 17 28 15 32 25 20 1 3 2 4 2 2 Poorer quality Same quality Better quality Don’t know 35 3728171825 % %%%%%
  21. 21. 21 21 46 21 6 7 Importance of Brand in Decision Making Process Very important (5) Somewhat important (4) (Base: All adults 15+ – 1,000) % 67% Q15: How important are brands (I.e. branded products that you know) to you in the decision to buy a specific product? Neither/nor (3) Somewhat unimportant (2) Not at all important (1) 13% Mean: 3.7
  22. 22. 22 Opinion of Effect of Illicit Trade on Legitimate Businesses (Base: All adults 15+ – 1,000) Q16: Using the options below do you care that illicit trade negatively effects legitimate businesses across the following categories? Pharma- ceuticals AlcoholFood Digital Copyright TobaccoFuel 48 47 41 36 32 32 25 25 31 29 36 26 11 14 16 21 21 31 I care a lot I care a little I don’t care at all Don’t know 12 1112141415 % %%%%%
  23. 23. 23 Opinion of Effect of Illicit Trade on Brands (Base: All adults 15+ – 1,000) Q17: Using the options below do you care that illicit trade negatively effects brands (I.e. branded products that you know) in the following categories? Pharma- ceuticals AlcoholFood Digital Copyright TobaccoFuel 37 36 28 30 28 24 28 27 34 28 30 25 18 20 23 25 26 37 I care a lot I care a little I don’t care at all Don’t know 15 1416171717 % %%%%%
  24. 24. 24 Illicit Trade & Crime (Base: All adults 15+ – 1,000) Q18: Do you think that illicit trade supports organised crime in Ireland? Q19: Do you care that illicit trade supports organised crime in Ireland? % 72% 21% 7% Yes No Don’t know Yes 90 6 4 % No Don’t know Illicit trade supporting crime in Ireland Do you care that illicit trade supporting organised crime in Ireland ? (Base: All who think illicit trade supports crime 723)
  25. 25. 25 Don’t know Mean 8 3.5 13 3.5 11 3.4 11 3.3 11 3.3 11 3.3 10 3.0 13 2.2 5 5 9 9 9 8 15 25 4 3 4 6 6 5 11 30 25 20 30 25 23 32 25 18 59 59 47 49 50 44 39 14 Opinion on Illicit Trade in Ireland (Base: All adults 15+ – 1,000) Q20: To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements? Strongly Disagree (1) (2) (3) Strongly Agree (4) The ongoing economic crisis is contributing to illicit trade in Ireland Counterfeit pharmaceutical products increase health risks Illicit trade is a problem in Ireland Illicit trade cost tax payers money Counterfeit cigarettes increase health risks Illicit trade on tobacco products impacts negatively on shop owners Stricter fines and harsher laws will help diminish illicit trade Illicit trade is a victimless crime
  26. 26. 26 Personal Information Stolen Online Email accounts Credit or debit card information Passwords Contact details Bank account information Unpublished telephone information Private life information Employment history Social service number Health information I have never had any of my personal information stolen % 15 14 11 8 4 3 3 2 2 2 67 (Base: All adults 15+ – 1,000) Q21: Have you ever had any of the following personal information stolen online?
  27. 27. 27 Omnibus Conclusions
  28. 28. 28 Overall the Irish population is most aware that illicit trade is taking place with Tobacco. 69% think that there is a lot of illicit trade going on in tobacco. Digital copyright material such as music, E-books , Movies, TV Shows, Live Sports, Games & Other Software are seen as the easiest illicit goods to acquire with tobacco seen as the second easiest. 39% of the population believe that Digital Copyright Materials are acceptable to purchase with 29% believing that it is acceptable to purchase illicit tobacco. However on the contrary nearly half of the population ‘care a lot’ that illicit trade hurts legitimate food retailers and also pharmaceutical retailers. They care the least in relation to tobacco and Digital Copyright material. Overall it seems that the Irish population is aware of illicit trade taking place in various sectors. However, they only seem to care that it effects certain sectors such as food and pharmaceuticals. Omnibus conclusions
  29. 29. 29 Section 2: Retailers Findings
  30. 30. 30 A 5 minute long questionnaire was designed to ask retailers and shop managers about trends and issues in illicit trade in Ireland. Specifically trends were asked in relation to illicit trade with regard to tobacco, fuel (petrol and diesel), alcohol and food. A total sample of 200 shop owners and shop managers was achieved with quotas set on region to provide an equal sample from each region. Interviewing fieldwork dates were 11th – 18th February. Retailers Methodology
  31. 31. 31 63 28 25 37 34 25 26 25 13 25 98 90 68 52 Products Sold in Store C. Sample Profile Retailers Head Manager Position within Retail Operation Region of Store % % %% Owner Dublin Rest of Leinster Munster Conn/ Ulster (Base: All Retail Owners/Head Managers - 200) No. of Employees 1-5 6-10 11-20 21+ Cigarettes Food Alcohol Fuel (only petrol/diesel)
  32. 32. 32 MAIN FINDINGS
  33. 33. 33 Changes in Volume of Illicit Trade in Past 2 Years Big increase (5) Slight increase (4) Slight decrease (2) Big decrease (1) 34 10 9 1 28 14 22 11 7 3 5 4 2 1 1 1 (Base: All Retail Owners/Head Managers : 200) % 31% % 12% % 24% % 62% Q1: Have you seen an increase or decrease in illicit trade over the past 2 years across the following categories? Alcohol FoodCigarettes Fuel (only petrol/diesel) Mean: 3.4 3.13.43.9 No Change: Don’t know: 51 13 78 5 47 25 28 2 5%6%4%9%
  34. 34. 34 Impact On Revenue Due to Illicit Trade High impact/ Decrease of revenue 44 21 15 2 33 34 33 19 21 43 51 74 2 2 1 5 (Base: All Retail Owners/Head Managers In Stores That Sell Each Item) % %%% Q2: What sort of impact do you believe illicit trade has had on your revenues for the following categories? Alcohol FoodCigarettes Fuel (only petrol/diesel) (103) (179)(136)(196)Base: Don’t know No impact at all Slight impact/ Slight decrease of revenue
  35. 35. 35 Impact Of Illicit Trade on Footfall High impact/ Decrease in footfall 21 43 32 5 % Q3: What sort of impact do you believe illicit trade has had on footfall in your store? Don’t know No impact at all in footfall Slight impact/ Slight decrease in footfall * Caution small base size 25 24 18 8 12 28 16 26 1-5 6-10 11-20 21+ Dublin ROL Munster Conn/Ulster % Shop size(Base: All who said high impact/ decrease in footfall-41*) Region (Base: All Retail Owners/Head Managers - 200)
  36. 36. 36 Impact Of Illicit Trade on Staffing Levels High impact/ I have had to let staff go 7 29 62 3 % Q4a: In your opinion what sort of impact do you believe illicit trade has had on staff levels in your store? Q4b: How many staff have you had to lay off in the past two years? Don’t know No impact at all on staff levels Slight impact/ I have had to reduce hours * Caution small base size 7 36 21 7 7 14 7 1 2 3 4 5 6 10 Mean = % Staff Laid Off (Base: All who had to lay off staff - 14*) 4 staff members (Base: All Retail Owners/Head Managers - 200)
  37. 37. 37 Irish Government’s Handling of Illicit Trade (Base: All Items Sold In Store) Q5: Do you think the Irish government is doing too little, about the right level or too much to combat illicit trade in the following sectors? * Caution small base size 2 – 4 4 77 72 54 23 Too Little Too much About right Alcohol FoodCigarettes Fuel (only petrol/diesel) (All who sell - 103) (All who sell - 179)(All who sell - 136)(All who sell - 196)Base: % %%% 29% 44%20%17% Don’t know 13% 28%8%5%
  38. 38. 38 52 32 11 4 11 Importance of Branding Very important (5) % Q6: How important do you believe brands (E.g. branded products you sell) are in the decision to buy a specific product? (Base: All who see branding as important - 167) 84 81 88 80 1-5 6-10 11-20 21+ % Shop Size 84% Somewhat important (4) Neither/nor (3) Not important at all (1) Somewhat important (2) 4.3Mean score Don’t know (Base: All Retail Owners/Head Managers - 200)
  39. 39. 39 Licenced Retailer Knowledge of Selling Illicit Goods Q7: Do you think other licenced retailers knowingly sell illicit goods in the following categories? 47 36 42 59 36 31 23 13 Yes No Alcohol FoodCigarettes Fuel (only petrol/diesel) % %%% Don’t know 35% 29%34%18% (Base: All Retail Owners/Head Managers - 200)
  40. 40. 40 45 19 27 5 1 5 Impact of Plain Packaging on Illicit Trade of Tobacco High increase in illicit trade of tobacco % Q8: What impact do you believe the introduction of plain packaging will have on illicit trade in cigarettes? (Base: All who said increase in illicit trade - 127) 57 65 71 60 1-5 6-10 11-20 21+ % Shop Size 64% 4.1Mean score Don’t know Slight increase in illicit trade of tobacco No impact on illicit trade of tobacco High decrease in illicit trade of tobacco Slight decrease in illicit trade of tobacco (Base: All Retail Owners/Head Managers - 200)
  41. 41. 41 Areas of Illicit Trade Growth Q9: Do you think that there are new categories where illicit trade is a growing problem? 57 25 15 5 11 32 Cigarettes Fuel Alcohol Food Other Don’t know % (Base: All Retail Owners/Head Managers - 200)
  42. 42. 42 Involvement of Organised Crime In Illicit Trade Highly Involved 70 23 2 6 % Q10: To what extent do you believe organised crime is involved in illicit trade in general? Don’t know Not Involved at all Somewhat Involved * Caution small base size 71 78 65 56 54 72 88 66 1-5 6-10 11-20 21+ Dublin ROL Munster Conn/Ulster % Shop size(Base: All who say organised crime is highly involved in illicit trade - 140) Region (Base: All Retail Owners/Head Managers - 200)
  43. 43. 43 Cost of Compliance Burdening Business (Q.11) Q11: Is the cost of compliance with licencing, regulations on the sale of specific products and other Government red tape a burden on your business? E.g where you can display cigarettes in store, licencing to sell alcohol. * Caution small base size 77 69 75 64 60 68 68 92 1-5 6-10 11-20 21+ Dublin ROL Munster Conn/Ulster % Shop size(Base: All who say the cost of compliance with licencing and regulations on the sale of specific products’ is a burden on their business - 140) Region % 72% 7% 21% Yes No Don’t know (Base: All Retail Owners/Head Managers - 200)
  44. 44. 44 Retailers Conclusions
  45. 45. 45 The biggest increase in illicit trade is coming from that of tobacco with 62% of retailers saying that they have seen an increase in the illicit trade of cigarettes over the past 2 years. Food has the least increase with 78% of retailers saying they had seen no change. This increase in illicit trade is having an impact on business with 77% saying that it has had an impact and a decrease on revenue. Of the retailers who sell tobacco (77%) and fuel (72%) nearly a quarter of each feel that the government is doing too little to combat illicit trade. Similar to the consumer survey , retailers also think that cigarettes are the most popular illicit goods being sold in shops with 36% of other licenced retailers selling illicit tobacco goods. 64% of retailers believe that the introduction of plain packaging cigarettes will lead to an increase in the illicit trade of tobacco. 72% of retailers survey said that the cost of compliance on certain products is a burden on their business which suggest Government may need to ease the level of red tape around selling certain products. Conclusions
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