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CORESTA documents available for download

CORESTA documents available for download

| August 3, 2015

The CORESTA Secretariat said today that the following documents had been published in July and could be downloaded from: www.coresta.org. • CRM No. 60 “Determination of 1,2-Propylene Glycol and Glycerol in Tobacco and Tobacco Products by Gas Chromatography” (update) (2015-07-06) • CRM No. 61 “Determination of 1,2-Propylene Glycol, Glycerol and Sorbitol in Tobacco and Tobacco […]

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Imperial improving homes, infrastructure in Vietnam

Imperial improving homes, infrastructure in Vietnam

| August 3, 2015

Imperial Tobacco’s Altadis Foundation has helped improve living conditions and transport infrastructure in the Dong Nai Province of Vietnam. ‘Working with our local partner the Dong Nai Food Industrial Corporation (DOFICO) we’ve supported the building of 10 new homes and have helped fund the opening of a new road in the Vinh Cuu district of […]

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Malaysia’s FCTC steering committee hikes prices

Malaysia’s FCTC steering committee hikes prices

| July 31, 2015

Malaysia’s steering committee of the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) has decided that cigarette prices should be raised twice in a year, according to a story in The Star. Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam said the decision had been agreed to by the steering committee on Thursday. Under the […]

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Zimbabwe’s export prices up but grower prices down

Zimbabwe’s export prices up but grower prices down

| July 31, 2015

So far this year, Zimbabwe has earned US$322 million from exporting 59.0 million kg of tobacco at an average price of US$5.46 per kg, according to a story in the Bulawayo Chronicle citing Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board (TIMB) figures. During the same period of last year, the country earned US$211 million from exporting 45.8 […]

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Auctions blocked as Malawi rejections hit 60 percent

Auctions blocked as Malawi rejections hit 60 percent

| July 31, 2015

A ‘fracas’ occurred at the auction floors at Lilongwe, Malawi, on Tuesday, apparently over the prices being offered for growers’ tobacco. A Malawi24 report said the auctions had been blocked by growers concerned about the rejection rate, which reportedly reached 60 percent. Usually, a ‘rejection’ occurs when a grower refuses to accept the final price […]

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ITC hits out at tax system in announcing 1Q results

ITC hits out at tax system in announcing 1Q results

| July 31, 2015

In announcing its first-quarter results to the end of June, ITC said that the performance of its cigarette business had reflected the ‘extremely challenging operating environment for the legal cigarette industry in India, which is facing unprecedented pressure on sales volumes’. Despite ITC being a diversified company, cigarettes account for 40 percent of its revenues […]

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