FCA’s Report on INB4
Report of the Framework Convention Alliance on the Fourth Session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Body to Draft and Negotiate a Protocol on Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products
The INB convened its fourth session on 14-21 March 2010 again in Geneva, Switzerland. The session was attended by representatives from 142 Parties and 10 non-Parties of the FCTC.
Three intergovernmental and eight nongovernmental organizations, including the Framework Convention Alliance (FCA), attended the meeting as accredited observers.
Representatives of Parties at INB-4 included a mixture of officials from ministries of health, customs, law enforcement and finance, permanent missions in Geneva, and all important stakeholders in quelling illegal tobacco trade. However, a trend in which many Parties, notably from developing countries, were mainly represented by health ministry officials continued also at INB-4.