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Zambia’s crop expected to be reduced this season

Zambia’s crop expected to be reduced this season

| January 27, 2016

Zambia is expected this season to produce a tobacco crop reduced from that of 2014/15, 27,000 tonnes, according to a story in The Times of Zambia. Production is expected to be down significantly in the Eastern Province. Eastern Fodya Association of Zambia chairperson Franklyn Mwale said in an interview with the Times that only 450 […]

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Motive for Uruguay tobacco tax rise questioned

Motive for Uruguay tobacco tax rise questioned

| January 27, 2016

Uruguayan storeowners believe that recent tobacco-product tax increases are aimed more at boosting government revenue than at reducing the number of smokers, according to a Latin American Herald Tribune story quoting the ‘trade association head’ Claudio Orrego. President Tabare Vazquez signed on Friday an executive order increasing the tax to 52.22 pesos (US$1.68) on a […]

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Myanmar looking to change tobacco tax rates

Myanmar looking to change tobacco tax rates

| January 27, 2016

Myanmar’s parliament has passed a new tax law for the coming fiscal year that, according to a story in The Myanmar Times, includes ‘a dizzying array of tax brackets for locally made cigarettes’. If it is approved by the president, the law will take effect on April 1, after the new National League for Democracy-led […]

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Imperial helping to fight malaria in Ivory Coast

Imperial helping to fight malaria in Ivory Coast

| January 27, 2016

Imperial Tobacco, through its Altadis Foundation, is supporting a number of projects in Africa, including a program aimed at tackling the spread of malaria. ‘The Foundation’s activities include a rebuilding project in the Ivory Coast, which will benefit 40,000 people, as well as ongoing support for the National Programme to Fight Malaria, which educates people on how to avoid […]

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Universal to host results webcast

Universal to host results webcast

| January 27, 2016

Universal Corporation is due to webcast a conference call on February 3 following the release of its results for the third quarter of fiscal year 2016 after market close on that date. The conference call will begin at 17.00 Eastern Time and will be hosted by Candace C. Formacek, vice president and treasurer. The webcast […]

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New police unit to fight illegal trade in Ontario

New police unit to fight illegal trade in Ontario

| January 26, 2016

Canada’s National Coalition Against Contraband Tobacco (NCACT) yesterday welcomed the announcement of a new Contraband Tobacco Enforcement Team within the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP). “With about one in three of all cigarettes purchased in the province being illegal, Ontario has the worst contraband tobacco problem in the country,” said Gary Grant, a 39-year veteran of […]

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