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Customs officials at Taiwan's the Port of Tai-chung seized approximately 18.6 metric tons of smuggled tobacco in early June. more

Jul 18, 2017 12:00 AM News

Around nearly 2 million workers in the local bidi industry could become jobless if proposed taxes come into effect, experts say. more

Jul 18, 2017 12:00 AM News

Tobacco growers urge governments to open talks in order to promote discussion with governments and international bodies about the challenges the sector faces due to a decrease in demand for tobacco products in a lack of alternative crops. more

Jul 17, 2017 12:00 AM Features

The Africa Region Office of the World Health Organization has called upon its member states to include tobacco control in their national policies, plans and SDG implementation frameworks as a way of reducing tobacco-related diseases. more

Jul 17, 2017 12:00 AM News

Sorting It All Out

Erik Krueger

Efficient and reliable removal of NRTM and NDTP from tobacco at the threshing and primary stages is a crucial task that not only ensures final product quality but also helps prevent potential equipment damage. more

Jul 17, 2017 12:00 AM Features

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

China’s tobacco industry looks forward to enjoying favorable conditions in its drive to “go global,” due to the implementation of the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road, the so-called “Belt and Road” initiative. more

Jul 14, 2017 12:00 AM Features

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has started imposing a 100% tax on tobacco and its derivatives starting since June 10. Energy drinks will also be taxed 100% while soft drinks will have a lower tax of 50%. more

Jul 13, 2017 12:00 AM News

Tobacco imports have gone up by nearly 49% in fiscal year 2016/17 compared to the previous year. more

Jul 12, 2017 12:00 AM News

A new report by Marketsandmarkets says that packaging for the tobacco industry will grow from US$14.27 billion in 2017 to US$16.65 billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 3.1%. more

Jul 10, 2017 12:00 AM Manufacturing

Tobacco is probably one of the most complicated products to be sorted due to often occurring color variations within single leaves themselves but also because of the sheer diversity of NTRM. more

Jul 10, 2017 12:00 AM Features

Russian business ombudsman, Boris Titov, said in an annual report to the Russian president that 35-40% of tobacco products sold on the Russian market are illegally produced. more

Jul 10, 2017 12:00 AM News

Counterfeits made out to be genuine brands are being sold by people using fake profiles on Facebook’s marketplace pages and offer hand delivery, the BBC reports. more

May 25, 2017 12:00 AM News

China’s tobacco industry has managed to increase earnings from leaf production to encourage farmers to continue growing tobacco while taking steps to reduce the output over the past three years, in response to government efforts to cut inventories. more

May 25, 2017 12:00 AM Features

Obaid Al Tayer, the minister of state for financial affairs has announced that a new law on excise duty on tobacco as well as fizzy and energy drinks is expected to be issued this year. more

May 24, 2017 12:00 AM News

A new tobacco control bill has been passed, raising the minimum age for young people to buy cigarettes from 18 years to 20 years. more

May 24, 2017 12:00 AM News

SEKE: Quality Leaf from Greece’s Largest Supplier

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With multinationals comprising its by far largest customer segment, SEKE S.A. is today Greece’s top tobacco merchant by total volume and value, making the cooperative a poster child for Greece’s economic recovery. more

May 24, 2017 12:00 AM Features

Uganda’s attorney general defended the government’s passing of a law that restricts and regulates the consumption of tobacco and its products. more

May 23, 2017 12:00 AM News

Five US healthcare organizations are calling for a ban on all candy- and fruit-flavored tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, cigars, and hookah tobacco, asserting that these products are undermining national efforts to reduce youth tobacco use. more

May 22, 2017 12:00 AM News

Greek Leaf: Out of the Doldrums Yet?

Image courtesy of S.E.K.E. S.A.

The Balkan region has a long tradition of tobacco growing. Greece is no exception and is indeed one of the world’s foremost suppliers of oriental leaf. Nevertheless, the country’s growers and traders have experienced a veritable rollercoaster ride. more

May 22, 2017 12:00 AM Features


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