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New Exhibitors from Greater China at InterTabac/InterSupply 2018

InterTabac is the world’s largest trade fair for tobacco products and smoking accessories. InterSupply focuses on the supply side of the industry.

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More than 50,000 visitors, 1,500 brand owners, and 350 domestic and foreign media from 45 countries participated in the expo. more

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With Bangladesh’s tobacco production ever increasing, the commodity contributes a sizeable portion of the world’s supplies. Tobacco Asia takes a look at the country’s industry and talks to two of the main players. more

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Philip Morris International reported that IQOS is now in cities in some 38 countries and that its success outside the United States has been continuing apace but data from Asia indicates that IQOS sales have plateaued in Japan. more

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It is no longer just growers and associations seeking alternative crops to tobacco production. The industry itself has already surrendered to this transition. more

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Courtesy of Parsian Tobacco AFZ

Iran is by far the largest cigarette market in the entire Middle East. Following the former state tobacco monopoly’s privatization, the ongoing economic liberalization has increasingly attracted foreign investment. Tobacco Asia takes a closer look. more

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The FDA must review the science behind a product before granting its marketing order. Here is an excerpt from the PMI application to the FDA for IQOS as a MRTP. more

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Iran’s Ministry of Industries, Mining and Trade estimates that up to 40% of all cigarettes consumed in the country are smuggled. more

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The International Tobacco Growers Association gathered its Asian members in March to discuss challenges growers are facing. more

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