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Jamaican production down 43%

Jamaican production down 43%

| August 22, 2014

Chief technical director for Jamaica’s Ministry of Agriculture, Dermon Spence, told the Jamaica Observer that preliminary figures for 2014 show a 43 percent decrease in tobacco cultivation when compared to 2011, the most recent year, prior to 2014, for which a survey was done. “The last survey we did was in 2011 and it showed that the […]

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Totally Wicked to challenge TPD

Totally Wicked to challenge TPD

| August 21, 2014

British e-cig manufacturer Totally Wicked said it received permission from the U.K.’s Administrative Court to seek a judicial review by the EU Court of Justice of the revised Tobacco Products Directive (TPD), specifically Article 20 pertaining to e-cigarettes. The company claims that the TPD article “represents a disproportionate impediment to the free movement of goods […]

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Russia suggests tobacco embargo

Russia suggests tobacco embargo

| August 20, 2014

Vladimir Gutenyov, first deputy chairman of the Russian State Duma Committee for Industry, said on August 19th that the government would possibly take into account the recommendations of some experts about the need to impose an embargo on the import of tobacco and alcoholic products from the EU and the U.S., according to the ITAR-TASS […]

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Amcor closing Neumunster plant, opening one in East Java

Amcor closing Neumunster plant, opening one in East Java

| August 20, 2014

Australia-based packaging solutions provider Amcor announced that due to an overcapacity in Western Europe, its tobacco packaging unit in Neumunster, Germany, will close by December 31, 2014. The company also announced its plans to build a new tobacco packaging plant in East Java, Indonesia, which is expected to be fully operational by late 2015 to support […]

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Ghilardi leading Goebel, new CEO coming in 2015

Ghilardi leading Goebel, new CEO coming in 2015

| August 20, 2014

Roberta Ghilardi has been heading business operations at the Darmstadt-based mechanical engineering company Goebel Schneid- und Wickelsysteme GmbH since 1st August 2014. The previous CEO, Dr Ralf Enderle, will remain with the company. A new CEO will lead the company starting in 2015. Roberta Ghilardi has a degree in engineering and has worked for IMS […]

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‘Small Tobacco’ tax in Texas toppled

‘Small Tobacco’ tax in Texas toppled

| August 19, 2014

The 55-cents-per-pack fee that the state of Texas, USA, imposes on smaller tobacco manufacturers is an unconstitutional tax, an appeals court ruled, according to Courthouse News Service. House Bill 3525, which Texas lawmakers approved in 2013, levied fees on tobacco companies that did not participate in the 1997 and 1998 settlements Texas reached in the Master Settlement […]

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