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

Sep 12, 2017 8:00 PM Leaf

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

Sep 11, 2017 9:00 AM News

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

Jul 17, 2017 12:00 AM Features

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

Mar 8, 2017 12:00 AM Leaf

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

Nov 1, 2016 12:00 AM Leaf

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

Sep 6, 2016 12:00 AM Leaf

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

Sep 5, 2016 12:00 AM Features

Jul 1, 2016 12:00 AM News

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

Jul 1, 2016 12:00 AM Features

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

Jul 1, 2016 12:00 AM Leaf

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

Jul 1, 2016 12:00 AM Features

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

May 1, 2016 12:00 AM Leaf

British American Tobacco has defended its leaf-buying structure that has been criticised by tobacco growers in western Kenya. The company’s purchasing model takes tobacco leaves from contracted farmers and pays them three days after delivery. more

Mar 1, 2016 12:00 AM Leaf

While the global leaf tobacco trade is dominated by large multinationals, independent suppliers fill a gap through fast response times and the ability to fill specialized orders. more

Dec 1, 2015 12:00 AM Features

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Philip Morris International changed the way it buys tobacco in direct contrast to other companies' strategies. more

Jul 1, 2015 12:00 AM Features

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Shining a light
on FDA's policies

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has been quite active in the tobacco industry these past few months… 

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