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Committee passes new predicate date

Committee passes new predicate date

| April 19, 2016

The U.S. House Committee on Appropriations has approved an amendment to the Agriculture Appropriations bill offered by Representatives Tom Cole and Sanford Bishop that would modify the predicate date for vapor products.

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USTC enhances grower-assessments

USTC enhances grower-assessments

| April 19, 2016

U.S. Tobacco Cooperative (USTC) is expanding its grower-audit program to include an independent third-party assessment of all its farmers.

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Report causes fit of the vapers

Report causes fit of the vapers

| April 19, 2016

While the Australian Medical Association has dismissed industry research indicating that medical practitioners generally ‘support the use of e-cigarettes’, it says it would welcome independent research.

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Tanzania power outages costly

Tanzania power outages costly

| April 19, 2016

The government of Tanzania is being urged to ensure that the national grid delivers a stable power supply because power outages are proving costly in a competitive market.

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$3.6 billion MSA payment made

$3.6 billion MSA payment made

| April 19, 2016

On Friday, billions of dollars were handed over by PM USA in MSA payments. This money is supposed to be used by the states to support tobacco programs, but little of it is used in this way.

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Hopes raised over Malawi’s prices

Hopes raised over Malawi’s prices

| April 19, 2016

A meeting between tobacco growers and buyers has raised hopes that the low farmer prices seen at initial tobacco sales in Malawi might be improved.

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Goebel reports biggest order yet

Goebel reports biggest order yet

| April 18, 2016

Goebel IMS, a global provider of slitting/rewinding equipment headquartered in Darmstadt, Germany, recently completed the biggest order in its history.

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Turkey mulls ‘dark’ market

Turkey mulls ‘dark’ market

| April 18, 2016

Long a haven for smokers, Turkey is now considering plain tobacco packaging and other restrictions designed to curb tobacco use.

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Tobacco’s oligopoly questioned

Tobacco’s oligopoly questioned

| April 18, 2016

Consumers often appear to have a wide choice of cigarette brands, but in many countries those brands are manufactured by a limited number of companies. South Korea seems as if it is about to look at this issue.

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Malawi tobacco prices ‘pathetic’

Malawi tobacco prices ‘pathetic’

| April 18, 2016

Calls are being made from some quarters for the current, ‘pathetic’ tobacco prices in Malawi to be propped up by a kwacha devaluation. But a devaluation would have other, negative effects on the economy.

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General support for PMI agreement

General support for PMI agreement

| April 18, 2016

Although the European Parliament has opposed the renewal of an anti-smuggling agreement with PMI, there seems to be general support for it among the EU’s member states.

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Advertising ban plan attacked

Advertising ban plan attacked

| April 18, 2016

The cigarette industry is not alone in Germany in opposing plans being put forward by the government to further restrict tobacco advertising in the country.

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Poland to miss TPD deadline

Poland to miss TPD deadline

| April 18, 2016

It is not known when Poland will be able to transpose the EU’s new Tobacco Products Directive into national law; but it is expected that the country will miss the May 20 ‘deadline’.

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Low prices make lives ‘unbearable’

Low prices make lives ‘unbearable’

| April 15, 2016

Despite 2016’s having been heralded as the year when tobacco farmers in Malawi would earn decent incomes, the opening day of sales was marked by low prices; or business as usual.

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Deeming rules could spell disaster

Deeming rules could spell disaster

| April 15, 2016

Instead of the release of the US FDA’s deeming regulations being anticipated as a vision of enlightenment; it is increasingly being seen as calling up an apparition from a Gothic horror story.

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Retailers under threat

Retailers under threat

| April 15, 2016

A huge, tax-induced cigarette price increase last year in Malaysia has encouraged more smokers to look for illicit products and, in turn, is threatening the livelihoods of some retailers.

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JT’s market share up sharply

JT’s market share up sharply

| April 15, 2016

According to preliminary figures released today, Japan Tobacco Inc’s domestic market share increased from 61.8 percent in February to 64.5 percent in March.

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Altria to host results webcast

Altria to host results webcast

| April 15, 2016

The 2016 first quarter results from Altria will be the subject of a webcast on April 28.

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Farmers promised ‘decent incomes’

Farmers promised ‘decent incomes’

| April 14, 2016

After 125 years of producing leaf tobacco for export, Malawi’s farmers are being promised that this year they will earn decent incomes from their labor. But will buyers walk the talk?

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Quebec vaping rules challenged

Quebec vaping rules challenged

| April 14, 2016

New regulations in Quebec, Canada, that prevent would-be vapers from obtaining face-to-face advice about electronic cigarettes, are being challenged in the courts.

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Russia looks at timely ban

Russia looks at timely ban

| April 14, 2016

Smokers in Russia will have to plan their evenings more carefully than in the past if a proposed new law comes in banning the sale of tobacco products after 23.00.

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GTNF registration opens

GTNF registration opens

| April 14, 2016

This year’s GTNF is due to be held at the Hotel Metropole, Brussels, under the theme Managing Transformation.

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New digital tools for TFWA event

New digital tools for TFWA event

| April 14, 2016

Digital tools will this year guide participants as they explore all aspects of the TFWA Asia Pacific Exhibition & Conference in Singapore – from exhibits to social events.

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Jobs at risk due to warnings limbo

Jobs at risk due to warnings limbo

| April 13, 2016

The Associated Chambers of Commerce of India said that the uncertainty surrounding graphic health warnings is threatening the livelihood of more than 45 million people engaged in the tobacco industry.

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Domino’s Bond joins Brother executive team

Domino’s Bond joins Brother executive team

| April 13, 2016

Nigel Bond, CEO of Domino Printing Sciences, has joined the Brother executive management team. Following Brother Industries’ acquisition of the coding, marking and digital printing company on June 11, 2015, the appointment reflects the importance the Japanese multinational company places on Domino as a growth platform in the portfolio of its businesses.

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