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Organization/Company Tobacco company relationship Relationship type Evidence of past or present formalized relationship
Japan Foundation Sponsorship The Foundation has previously received funding from Japan Tobacco International. In 2021, Japan Tobacco International and Philip MOrris International were sponsor of the Foundation's Future of Asia conference. [1] 2021
Intrinsic Insight Research Intrinsic Insight Ltd verified Japan Tobacco's report entitled 'The Gathering Storm', on how the illegal tobacco trade are operating during the Covid-19 global pandemic and preparing to reap the rewards in the economic aftermath that will follow. [2] 2020
Sauber Engineering AG Contractor japan Tobacco International has a technology partnership agreement with Sauber Engineering AG. Through this partnership, both companies collaborate on the development of precision engineering projects aimed at increasing the performance of the "next generation" of JT Group products. [3] 2020
Retailers Against Smuggling Lobbying Retailers Against Smuggling is an Irish organization that gathers retailers' efforts to prevent illicit trade in the country. It is funded by the Irish Tobacco Manufacturers Advisory Committee, composed of JTI Ireland, Imperial Tobacco and British American Tobacco subsidiaries.[4] 2020
Digital Coding & Tracking Association (DCTA) Lobbying The Digital Coding and Tracking Association (DCTA) is a front group, launched in 2013 by the four multinational tobacco companies: British American Tobacco, Imperial Tobacco, Japan Tobacco International and Philip Morris International. The DCTA has promoted the industry’s tobacco tracking and tracing technology, Codentify, often without disclosing its relationship to the tobacco industry.[5] 2020
International Trademark Association Members Philip Morris International, Philip Morris Asia Limited and Philip Morris Products S.A. are all listed as members of the organization. [6] 2020
Americans for Tax Reform Sponsorship In response to questions from the Guardian, Japan Tobacco and British American Tobacco both disclosed it donated to Americans for Tax Reform, though did not disclose which years.[7] 2017
Atlas Network Sponsorship In 2016, its named donors also included JTI-Macdonald Corp, also known as Japan Tobacco International. Atlas Network did not disclose the amount of those donations. [7] 2016
Cato Institute Sponsorship

In response to questions from the Guardian, Japan Tobacco disclosed it donated to Cato, but not which years.[7]

2013
Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (Ideas) Sponsorship It also received funds from Japan Tobacco International in 2015 and 2017. In response to questions from the Guardian, British American Tobacco said it donated to Ideas, but did not disclose which years.[7] 2017
Adam Smith Institute Sponsorship In response to questions from the Guardian, Japan Tobacco and British American Tobacco both disclosed they had also donated to the Adam Smith Institute, though they did not disclose which years. The Adam Smith Institute was rated "highly opaque" by watchdog group Transparify, which campaigns for more disclosure of thinktank funding.[7] 2013
Austrian Economics Center Lobbying Dozens of free-market thinktanks, including the the Austrian Economics Center, signed open letters to the World Health Organization opposing plain packaging in 2016 and 2018. In response to questions from the Guardian, Japan Tobacco and British American Tobacco both disclosed they donated to the Austrian Economics Center, but did not disclose which years. [7] 2018
Center for Liberal Democratic Studies Sponsorship In response to questions from the Guardian, Japan Tobacco disclosed it also donated to the Center, though did not disclose which years.[7] 2020
Center for Social and Economic Research Sponsorship In response to questions from the Guardian, Japan Tobacco disclosed it paid the Center, though did not disclose which years or in what amounts. The Center for Social and Economic Research denied it received money from Japan Tobacco, despite disclosures by Japan Tobacco. The group said it "stands for predictable taxation policy", which "should consider smuggling trends in the region". The group said it has "no idea" about plain packaging.[7] 2019
Ekonomichna Pravda Sponsorship In response to questions from the Guardian, Japan Tobacco disclosed it had paid Ekonomichna Pravda but not which years. In response to questions from the Guardian, editor of Ekonomichna Pravda Dmytro Dienkov said the group had not received "donations" from Japan Tobacco. Instead, it said the group partnered with Japan Tobacco in an advertising campaign. "The goal of the project is to show how difficult it is to run a business in Ukraine and how many documents, unnecessary permits and licenses they need," the group said. "This project is not about the tobacco industry, and tobacco products are not advertised." The group said it believed tobacco controls, including plain packaging, were not necessarily bad policy, "if it leads to a reduction in the number of smokers". [7] 2019
Hibernia Forum Lobbying The Hibernia Forum repeatedly opposed plain packaging, which removes branding from cigarette packs. Dozens of Atlas thinktanks, including the Hibernia Forum, signed open letters to the World Health Organization opposing plain packaging in 2016 and 2018. In response to questions from the Guardian, Japan Tobacco disclosed it donated to the Hibernia Forum, though did not disclose which years.[7] 2018
TaxPayers' Alliance Lobbying The TaxPayers' Alliance was among a handful of Atlas affiliates which co-signed a letter to the editor of the Telegraph calling for a "halt to the relentless campaign to 'denormalise' smoking" and pushing against plain packaging. In response to questions from the Guardian, Japan Tobacco disclosed it also donated to the TaxPayer's Alliance, though did not disclose which years, and British American Tobacco said it currently supports this organization.[7] 2019
Ukrainian Economic Freedoms Foundation Sponsorship Philip Morris donated $150,000 to the Ukrainian Economic Freedoms Foundation in 2017. In response to questions from the Guardian, Japan Tobacco disclosed it donated to the Foundation, though did not disclose which years. British American Tobacco said it currently supports this organization. In 2016 and 2018, the foundation was one of dozens of Atlas-affiliated thinktanks which signed a letter to the World Health Organization opposing plain packaging, which removes branding from cigarette packs.[7] 2017
Forrest EU Members Forest EU is supported by the Confederation of European Community Cigarette Manufacturers (CECCM), whose members are Japan Tobacco International (JTI), British American Tobacco (BAT) and Imperial Brands PLC (IMB) and by the members of the European Smoking Tobacco Association (ESTA). Their 2018 annual budget was EUR 165,000. [8] 2018
The Kangaroo Group Lobbying The Kangaroo Group promotes free trade across the European Union. In 2017, the Group’s tobacco industry members were listed as Barry Ronan from British American Tobacco, Mario Muller from the Confederation of European Community Cigarette Manufacturers, Alan Hardacre from Imperial Tobacco, Kristof Doms from Philip Morris International and Paolo Bochicchio from Japan Tobacco International. [9] 2017
  1. Future Of Asia, Future Of Asia, Accessed 11 May 2021
  2. PR Newswire, JTI report warns of a 'Gathering Storm' in the black market, 11 September 2020, Accessed 6 October 2020
  3. PR Newswire, JTI extends technology partnership with Sauber Engineering, 3 September 2020, Accessed 6 October 2020
  4. Tobacco Tactics website, Lobby Group, Accessed 12 February 2020
  5. Tobacco Tactics website, DCTA, Accessed 12 February 2020
  6. International Trademark Association website, Corporate Member List, Accessed 19 February 2020
  7. 7.00 7.01 7.02 7.03 7.04 7.05 7.06 7.07 7.08 7.09 7.10 7.11 Free-market groups and the tobacco industry - full database, The Guardian, April 2019, Accessed 10 July 2019
  8. Forrest Online, About, Accessed 24 July 2019
  9. The Kangaroo Group, Kangaroo Members, Accessed 18 September 2019