The Framework Convention Alliance for Tobacco Control

Legal analysis of EU agreements with multinational tobacco companies

There are four major publicly available legally binding agreements in effect between the European Union (EU), its Member States (MS), and multinational tobacco companies. The first such agreement was the Philip Morris International Anti-Contraband and Anti-Counterfeit Agreement and General Release (PMI Agreement), signed in July 2004,  followed by the Japan Tobacco International Cooperation Agreement (JTI Agreement) (December 2007), and the British American Tobacco Cooperation Agreement (BAT Agreement) and the Imperial Tobacco Cooperation Agreement (ITL Agreement), signed in July and September 2010, respectively.

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