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The Thailand Tobacco Monopoly was corporatized as the Tobacco Authority of Thailand, according to the Tobacco Authority of Thailand Act 2018. more

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The Tobacco Industry Marketing Board has suspended Agritrade Leaf from buying tobacco in Rusape amid revelations that the company was buying the golden leaf from non-contracted farmers, in contravention of laid down procedures. more

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Farmer associations and industry figures shared mixed views on issues related to foreign direct investment in the tobacco sector in a meeting called by the commerce and industry ministry. more

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A projected 44 million kilograms of tobacco from farmers who benefited from the US$28 million credit facility from the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe is expected to go a long way in shielding the auction system. more

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Foreign currency incentives have played a large role in drawing more than 116,000 farmers to register for the 2017/18 marketing season. more

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Future Market Insights has released a report projecting that by the end of 2026, the organic tobacco market will be worth US$200 million. more

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Mashonaland East has taken the lead over all the country’s provinces in terms of the hectarage that has been put under flue-cured tobacco, having 5,625 hectares of the cash crop out of the 15,296 ha planted countrywide. more

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The cash crop planted in Belagavi this year has reduced to 5,085 hectares, sown by around 5,100 farmers. more

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The International Tobacco Growers Association reports there have been innumerable constraints on leaf production this season. more

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The Australian parliament has passed legislation to ensure parity in the taxation of manufactured cigarettes and loose leaf tobacco. more

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Italian leaf suppliers love to put passion into their lives - and their tobacco product. But like elsewhere in the world, they are also facing tough market conditions and stiff competition. Tobacco Asia talks to a colorful array of players. more

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Ceylon Tobacco Company Plc.announced that it will be closing its leaf depots in Anuradhapura and Sigiriya due to the impact of tax hikes, despite an increase in profits reported last year. more

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Tobacco farmers in the mountainous Merapi-Merbabu areas are having a difficult year due to the wet dry season threatening to reduce the quality of their tobacco leaves, which may lead to severe price drops. more

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Tobacco Processors Zimbabwe, owned by Northern Tobacco Company Ltd, Inter-Continental Leaf Tobacco Company, and Tribac Ltd., operates one of the largest and most modern leaf processing facilities in Africa. more

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Tobacco Leaf Track & Trace Laborious but Indispensable

Photo courtesy Alliance One International

It’s been long-standing industry consensus that tobacco leaf must be tracked and traced in an uninterrupted chain from grower to manufacturing facility. While the majority of parties involved comply, there are always those who flaunt the system. more

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Figures given to Tobacco Asia from Nicos Gleoudis Kavex S.A., show that 2015 production dropped from 2014 levels in all the main oriental tobacco producing countries, as shown in the charts. more

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Tobacco seasonal export earnings have reached US$253 million after the sale of 45.1 million kg of tobacco since the commencing of the season in March this year. more

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Part of our ongoing series on independent leaf suppliers, TOBACCO ASIA is venturing to opposite ends of the globe, introducing a cooperative in Kentucky as well as what is called the first privately operated leaf processor in Laos. more

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China will make laws on environmental protection tax, tonnage tax and tobacco leaf tax this year, according to the recently released annual work report of the country’s top legislature. more

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From the Associate editor

Cutting the Nose to Spite the Face

As the debate on the effects of e-cigarettes continues with new research coming out both for and against e-cigs, is it too soon to be banning them?

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