The Flue-Cured Tobacco Cooperative Stabilization Corporation has embarked on a rebranding mission that has made the tobacco industry aware of its new identity. more »

May 3, 2016 12:00 AM Features

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The largest cigar market growth in the last 10 years (in terms of value) has been in Asia, with China being the fastest growing country for consumption. more »

May 4, 2016 12:00 AM Features

As a result of technological upgrades and brand innovations over the past two years, five increasingly distinct major trends dominate the Chinese market. more »

May 3, 2016 12:00 AM Features

Legislation to control tobacco products is becoming more stringent and operating in this sector is increasingly complex with new ever-changing legislative requirements. more »

May 2, 2016 12:00 AM Features

With China being the country where the e-cigarette was invented, the rest of Asia has a somewhat confused relationship with electronic smoking devices as far as legislation is concerned. TOBACCO ASIA takes a closer look at e-smoking regulations. more »

May 2, 2016 12:00 AM Features

The tobacco industry in China may have entered unprecedented hard times in operation and business development, characterized by sales decline, excessive inventories, low tax generation, low profits, and hasty adoption of regulatory measures. more »

May 1, 2016 12:00 AM Features

Tobacco Asia Profile: The Total KARDIEN Solution

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A relative newcomer, Korean company KARDIEN, a subsidiary of KT&G, has nevertheless already made promising inroads in providing a broad range of easy-to-use yet very reliable tobacco product testing equipment. more »

Mar 3, 2016 12:00 AM Features

The average income of rural Achang residents is much lower than the Chinese national poverty standard. Recently, the central government of the PRC promoted a plan to eliminate poverty for this minority people. more »

Mar 3, 2016 12:00 AM Features

Electronic cigarettes manufacturing in China is set for growth through development of both the domestic market and self-owned competitive brands as leading tobacco giants are rushing to design new types of tobacco products and electronic cigarettes. more »

Mar 3, 2016 12:00 AM Features

This year, the beginning of the Western calendar almost coincides with the start of the Chinese year. Somehow the monkey (the animal of the new Chinese year) seems to inspire cigar makers more than the other Chinese zodiac animals… more »

Mar 3, 2016 12:00 AM Features

2015 was a good year for the Vietnam National Tobacco Corporation. Illicit cigarette trade has dropped by 30% while growth in domestic market consumption has led to Vinataba increasing its domestic production as well as market share. more »

Mar 3, 2016 12:00 AM Features

Filters: A Sometimes Overlooked High-Tech Cigarette Component

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Filter manufacturers and cigarette companies are inextricably intertwined and depend on each other. Cigarette sales volumes also affect filter suppliers and they have to come up with ingenious solutions to stay competitive. more »

Mar 3, 2016 12:00 AM Features

The tobacco industry in China’s Yunnan Province is in a process of technological transformation intended to implement new best practices of smart manufacturing within the context of in-depth integration of IT technologies and industrial productivity. more »

Mar 3, 2016 12:00 AM Features

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