Belarus has become one the largest suppliers of illicit tobacco products in EU as per several studies. We were often blamed for this. In reality it’s Poles and Lithuanians who organise cigarette smuggling . Belarusian government doesn’t spend much effort to stop it. Why should we put much effort stopping it, especially if it brings revenues to our tobacco companies? Poles and Ukrainians come to buy large amount of cigarettes worth as much $1 mln for a single transportation. These cigarettes sold to foreigners uncounted by customs are counted as if Belarusians consumed them.