Tag: indonesia

Tax hikes recommended

Tax hikes recommended

| August 29, 2017

It must be comforting for the financially-poor of Indonesia to know that academics are recommending that they be further pauperized in order to cure their poverty, long term.

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Sale confirmed

Sale confirmed

| August 9, 2017

The sale to Japan Tobacco Inc. of Gudang Garam’s subsidiary Karyadibya Mahardika and its distributor Surya Mustika Nusantara has been confirmed in a regulatory filing.

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JT acquires kretek firms

JT acquires kretek firms

| August 4, 2017

The acquisition of a kretek manufacturer and its distributor is set to widen Japan Tobacco’s horizons within Indonesia’s huge cigarette market.

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Earnings hit in Indonesia

Earnings hit in Indonesia

| August 2, 2017

A perfect storm of tax increases, anti-tobacco regulations and fierce competition have taken their toll on the earnings of Indonesia’s big cigarette manufacturers.

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Expelled for smoking

Expelled for smoking

| July 28, 2017

A story from Indonesia about two students having been expelled for smoking contrasts with one from Australia earlier this week where a school head puts education first.

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Indonesia first

Indonesia first

| June 9, 2017

The government of Indonesia wants to require tobacco companies to use domestic tobacco before they can import leaf from other countries.

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Support for local leaf

Support for local leaf

| June 8, 2017

Indonesian tobacco production is to be afforded a measure of protection with manufacturers being required to buy local leaf if they want to import leaf.

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Bus stop

Bus stop

| June 7, 2017

Buses are being used in Jakarta, Indonesia, to carry a message about how smoking makes people financially poorer and, therefore, why they should quit.

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Calling for tax increase

Calling for tax increase

| May 17, 2017

The direct and indirect costs of smoking in Indonesia amounts to trillions of rupiah; so the Health Ministry is calling for tax increases.

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Limited tax increase plea

Limited tax increase plea

| May 15, 2017

An economic slowdown in Indonesia has led to the manufacturers of white-stick cigarettes asking the government to limit any tax increase to five percent.

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Farm worker abuses alleged

Farm worker abuses alleged

| May 5, 2017

The US-based Farm Labor Organizing Committee says that not enough is being done to address the ‘numerous reports detailing human rights abuses’ on British American Tobacco’s contract farms.

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Road map off track

Road map off track

| March 17, 2017

In the past, it has been difficult to oppose tobacco in Indonesia because, in part, the industry employs millions of people. But now the President seems to have sided with those opposed to tobacco.

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Tobacco learning curve

Tobacco learning curve

| February 27, 2017

Some students in Indonesia are devising initiatives aimed at eliminating tobacco advertising that, according to one survey, is around nearly every school.

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Hand-rolled production down

Hand-rolled production down

| January 10, 2017

A law that requires Indonesia’s smokers to indulge their habit during rushed breaks outside is taking its toll on the consumption of hand-rolled kreteks, which tend to provide a more leisurely smoke.

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New taxes being taxed

New taxes being taxed

| January 9, 2017

In raising both cigarette excise taxes and cigarette value-added taxes this month, the Indonesian government is putting the squeeze on tobacco consumers.

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Cigarette production down

Cigarette production down

| January 4, 2017

A fall in consumption of licit cigarettes in Indonesia seems to have been partly offset by an increase in the consumption of illicit cigarettes.

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Jakarta to remove cigarette billboards

Jakarta to remove cigarette billboards

| November 19, 2015

Officers from the public order agency of Jakarta, Indonesia, on Nov. 18 removed several cigarette billboards in the Mampang Prapatan district in South Jakarta whose permits had expired. The billboard removal operation was lead by district head Asril Rizal, who said the removal preceded the final banning of all cigarette billboards in December as decreed […]

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Tobacco taxes to rise 11 percent in Indonesia

Tobacco taxes to rise 11 percent in Indonesia

| November 11, 2015

The Indonesian government has announced an average increase in tobacco excise taxes of 11.19 percent, which will take effect on Jan. 1, 2016. “The highest tax increase of 12.96 to 16.47 percent will be applicable to machine-rolled cigarettes, and the lowest increase of 0 to 12 percent will apply to hand-rolled cigarettes,” said the Finance […]

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Billboards with cigarette ads to be dismantled in Indonesia

Billboards with cigarette ads to be dismantled in Indonesia

| October 19, 2015

Billboards that advertise cigarettes and are displayed around schools in North Jakarta, Indonesia, will be dismantled in the near future, according to a story in the daily Tempo. Mustafa Kemal, head of North Jakarta Education Sub-Department Regional I, stated that the existence of such billboards is unethical and could potentially influence students to smoke. “If […]

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Purwanto joins TSAL as technical sales manager

Purwanto joins TSAL as technical sales manager

| September 14, 2015

Tobacco Solutions Asia Limited (TSAL), an engineering solutions firm that has designed and developed some of the world’s smallest tobacco processing equipment, has appointed Arif Purwanto to the newly created position of technical sales manager for the Indonesian region, effective Oct. 1. Purwanto will assist the TSAL team in marketing TSAL products and services to […]

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