Philip Morris asks trade commission to stop Internet cigarette imports

Mar 5, 2008 Full story: Hampton Roads Daily Press

“Our brands are among our company's most valuable assets, and we take many steps to protect them”

Philip Morris USA, the nation's No. 1 tobacco company, is asking the International Trade Commission to stop Internet-based cigarette vendors from illegally importing Marlboros and other brands made for foreign ... via Hampton Roads Daily Press

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Andover, MN

#1 Mar 7, 2008
Will there be a free trade agreement for the Internet? What if I wanted to buy other things from other countries that were untaxed or unregulated? I thought the best thing for the economy was free trade without accepting sabotaged or worst inferior products. Protectionism is supposed to cause poverty or war. With exchange rates as they are now those imported products should be higher in price each week anyway. It does show us that American products are over taxed and large companies should import.

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