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China’s Sept 1 advert ban already causing concern

China’s Sept 1 advert ban already causing concern

| July 1, 2015

Tobacco advertising in China is still visible in nearly half of all tobacco stores two months before a new law takes effect that bans such advertising in public places, according to a story in the China Daily. The Advertisement Law, which was adopted in April by the National People’s Congress, China’s top legislature, bans tobacco […]

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Hong Kong urged to scrap plan for huge warnings

Hong Kong urged to scrap plan for huge warnings

| July 1, 2015

Cigarette companies are urging the Hong Kong government to scrap its plans to increase the size of graphic tobacco health warnings to 85 percent of pack surfaces, according to a story in the South China Morning Post relayed by the TMA. The companies are opposed also to a requirement that packs carry a warning that […]

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Zimbabwe’s grower prices down, export prices up

Zimbabwe’s grower prices down, export prices up

| June 30, 2015

So far this year, Zimbabwe has earned more than US$270 million from the export of 49.4 million kg of leaf tobacco, according to a story by Oliver Kazunga for the Chronicle, citing figures from the Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board up to June 26. During the equivalent period of last year, Zimbabwe was said to […]

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Hungary’s tobacco wholesale system under scrutiny

Hungary’s tobacco wholesale system under scrutiny

| June 30, 2015

The EU Commissioner for Internal Markets, Elzbieta Bienkowska, has said that the European Commission could launch an infringement procedure against Hungary over suspected discrimination in its granting of the country’s exclusive wholesale tobacco license, according to a Portfolio.hu story relayed by the TMA. The license was granted to the consortium of BAT and Tabán Trafik […]

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Registration opens for annual Cannes duty-free show

Registration opens for annual Cannes duty-free show

| June 30, 2015

Registration for the TFWA [Tax Free World Association] World Exhibition and Conference 2015 has opened at tfwa.com. The event is to be held at Cannes, France, on October 18-23. Meanwhile, the 2015 MEADFA (Middle East and Africa Duty-free Association) Conference is due to take place on November 23-24 at the King Hussein Bin Talal Convention […]

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JT Group to hold investor conference in London

JT Group to hold investor conference in London

| June 30, 2015

The Japan Tobacco Group is due later this year to hold an investor conference focusing on its tobacco business. The conference will be held Hyatt Regency, London, the UK, from 08.30 on September 18. ‘The conference will include an update on its global tobacco strategic focus and investment for sustainable future growth, JTI’s business performance, […]

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