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Production hall cameras to ensure tax compliance

Production hall cameras to ensure tax compliance

| July 22, 2015

The Philippines’ Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has said it will require all domestic tobacco companies to install closed-circuit television cameras in their manufacturing halls and warehouses so that the government can monitor their production and ensure the payment of the correct taxes, according to a story in The Philippine Inquirer. BIR Commissioner Kim Jacinto-Henares […]

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‘Tobacco’ bill lumps together different products

‘Tobacco’ bill lumps together different products

| July 22, 2015

Quebec’s latest ‘tobacco’ bill has been criticized for conflating very different products into a single category, giving draconian powers to governments and prohibiting individuals from freely choosing for themselves. In an opinion piece in the Montreal Gazette, Ian Irvine, a professor of economics at Concordia University and an associate researcher with the Montreal Economic Institute, […]

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Russia’s market falls sharply, suffers down-trading

Russia’s market falls sharply, suffers down-trading

| July 22, 2015

Russia’s cigarette volume declined by 4.2 percent during the second quarter of this year, meaning that, during the first six months, volume was down by 6.5 percent, according to a story by Bob Bryan for Business Insider. Bryan quoted Philip Morris International’s CFO, Jacek Olczak, as saying that his company now expected a full-year market […]

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New facilities will enhance Iggesund’s Asia service

New facilities will enhance Iggesund’s Asia service

| July 22, 2015

Iggesund Paperboard expects that its new sheeting and warehousing facilities in Taiwan will be operational by the end of this month. The new facilities are aimed at enhancing Iggesund’s distribution service in Asia, with the main aim being to shorten lead times. But the company said that it was not just establishing a distribution channel […]

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10 countries discuss ‘a world without tobacco’

10 countries discuss ‘a world without tobacco’

| July 21, 2015

The French Health Minister, Marisol Touraine, yesterday hosted in Paris ‘a world without tobacco’ conference attended by ministers from nine other countries, according to an Agence France Presse story relayed by the TMA. Touraine and ministers from Australia, Hungary, Ireland, New Zealand, Norway, South Africa, Sweden, the UK and Uruguay issued a joint statement claiming […]

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Indian state of Punjab ups its anti-tobacco crusade

Indian state of Punjab ups its anti-tobacco crusade

| July 21, 2015

The government of the Indian state of Punjab has constituted an empowered committee to carry forward its crusade against tobacco and ensure implementation of India’s Tobacco Control Act across the state, according to a Press Trust of India story. But the principal secretary of health, Vini Mahajan, was quoted as saying that the committee would […]

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