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TPP official signing due next month

TPP official signing due next month

| January 8, 2016

Ministers of the 12 countries that negotiated the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal will formally sign the agreement on February 4 in New Zealand, according to a story in the New Zealand Herald quoting media reports and relayed by the TMA. Andres Rebolledo, director general of Chile’s International Economic Relations Bureau, reportedly confirmed the date. The TPP […]

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Punjab imposes ban on chewing tobacco production

Punjab imposes ban on chewing tobacco production

| January 8, 2016

The government of Punjab, India, yesterday ordered a ban on the production of gutka, pan masala, processed/flavored/scented chewing tobacco and food products containing tobacco or nicotine, according to an Indo-Asian News Service story. A report issued earlier in the day by the SinghStation had said that a previous ban on production of these products had […]

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Punjab lifts ban on chewing tobacco production

Punjab lifts ban on chewing tobacco production

| January 7, 2016

The Indian state of Punjab today lifted its ban on the manufacture of gutkha, pan masala and other processed, flavoured and scented ‘food’ products containing tobacco or nicotine, according to a story in the SinghStation. So the production of chewable tobacco products will now be allowed and only their storage, sale and distribution will be […]

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Mobile courts used to bring smokers to justice

Mobile courts used to bring smokers to justice

| January 7, 2016

A mobile court in Bangladesh has been employed to hear cases brought against people for smoking in public places, according to a story in the Dhaka Daily Star. On Tuesday, 17 people were said to have been fined for smoking on the premises of the deputy commissioner’s office and the chief metropolitan magistrate’s court. During […]

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Sacked Pakistan tobacco workers arrested

Sacked Pakistan tobacco workers arrested

| January 7, 2016

Police in the Swabi District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan, are said to have arrested 35 former employees of Philip Morris (Pakistan) on the grounds of maintaining public order, according to a story published in The Nation. The district administration believed that the workers had threatened to kill themselves if the management of the company failed […]

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PMI and GPI discuss corporate split

PMI and GPI discuss corporate split

| January 6, 2016

Philip Morris International (PMI) is in talks with its Indian partner, Godfrey Philips India (GPI), for a possible splitting of GPI into two entities, with one focusing only on manufacturing and the other overseeing GPI brands, reports The Economic Times. Another option under consideration is a demerger of GPI into a real estate and a […]

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