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Tag: "hungary"

New tender for tobacconists in Hungary

May 14, 2013 | Comments (0)

Hungary’s national tobacco company has put out a new tender for tobacconists who were not granted a concession in a recent bid, a government official said on Tuesday. Thanks to the new tender, tobacconists who would otherwise be obliged to give up their business as of June 30 will be given an opportunity to try […]

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Ousted retailers could be compensated

May 10, 2013 | Comments (0)

The Hungarian government is considering what it should do to compensate tobacco-product retailers who missed out when tobacco retail licenses were recently put out to tender, according to an All Hungary Media Group story (AHMG). Legislation passed in September last year provided for the establishment of a state monopoly of the retail sale of tobacco […]

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Hungary moves from open market to monopoly to zeropoly

April 15, 2013 | Comments (0)

Smokers in some Hungarian villages will not have local access to cigarettes after a new law allowing only state-licensed tobacconists to sell cigarettes comes into effect in May, according to an MTI-EcoNews story quoting the opposition Socialist lawmaker, Csaba Toth. As was reported here on April 3, the country’s parliament adopted legislation in September last […]

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