Tag: indonesia

Asia’s vapers unite

Asia’s vapers unite

| November 13, 2017

Much of the impetus behind the movement to replace smoking with vaping has come from the West; so it is encouraging that the 1st Asia Harm Reduction Forum was held in Jakarta last week.

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Indonesia to tax e-liquids

Indonesia to tax e-liquids

| November 6, 2017

A tax is being imposed on e-liquids sold in Indonesia partly on the grounds that the ‘main ingredient of vape liquid is tobacco’.

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Farmers seek protection

Farmers seek protection

| October 31, 2017

Tobacco farmers in Indonesia are calling for protection from imports. Why wouldn’t they? What has globalization done for them?

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Illegal trade boosted

Illegal trade boosted

| October 26, 2017

The illegal trade in cigarettes, which in 2016 accounted for 12.1 percent of the Indonesian market, will be given a boost by tax hikes in the pipeline.

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Leaf partnerships sought

Leaf partnerships sought

| September 26, 2017

One way of ‘encouraging’ Indonesian tobacco manufacturers to buy local leaf is to make such purchases a condition of importing tobacco.

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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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