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Imperial Brands is planning to close its Petone factory, putting 122 jobs at risk. The factory and its employees have entered a consultation process. Read more

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The Ukrtiutiun Association has warned that cigarette manufacturers are considering the possibility of reducing their investment programs in Ukraine in connection with the establishment of a trade margin on cigarettes. Read more

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Absolute Market Insights projects that the global tobacco paper market will reach US$1,565 million by 2027, growing at a CAGAR of 2.5%, compared to US$1.211 billion in 2018. Read more

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A new system for packing cigarettes which can cope with the ever-changing shapes and dimensions of tobacco products and packaging has been developed by Chinese industrial robotics company Siasun. Read more

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A new report from Transparency Market Research says the shell and slide cigarette packers market will record an exponential CAGR by 2025. Read more

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ITG Brands LLC has confirmed its third round of job cuts for 2019, although the company stressed the latest cut is the smallest. Read more

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The Philippines’ customs department destroyed smuggled cigarette manufacturing machines on November 18 to send a message to smugglers to stop their illegal business practices, shortchanging the government of the rightful revenues. Read more

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Scandinavian Tobacco Group is reducing its number of production sites by closing one American facility and moving production elsewhere. Read more

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Leading specialty paper and packaging manufacturer PT. Bukit Muria Jaya has been certified as an authorized economic operator by Indonesian Customs. Read more

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British American Tobacco has opened a US25 million cigarette manufacturing plant in the Lusaka South Multi-Facility Economic Zone. Read more

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The International Tax Stamp Association expresses concern over a recent decision by the Pakistan revenue authority to award a tender for a tobacco track and trace system to the National Radio & Telecommunication Corporation. Read more

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Pakistan’s Federal Tax Ombudsman finds that the Federal Board of Revenue was not collecting its full federal excise duty and general sales tax from a majority of cigarette manufacturers. Read more

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The International Tax Stamp Association has lodged an appeal against the European Union Court of Justice’s decision to dismiss its legal claims surrounding the Tobacco Products Directive. Read more

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Shell and Slide Packers, a cigarette packing machine, includes shell and drawer which can pack up to 10 cigarettes in one pack of any length in a solid bundle type. Read more

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Commercial holograms remain in wide use as an effective authentication device as part of global tobacco tax stamp programs, says Dr. Paul Dunn, chairman of the International Hologram Manufacturers Association. Read more

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Twenty anonymized submissions to the government’s T&T consultation were released by HMRC. Read more

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Retailers and wholesalers have written to the UK government raising concerns about ongoing issues with the introduction of tobacco track and trace regulations. Read more

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The Society for the Protection of the Rights of the Child (SPARC) in Pakistan recently organized a session on “track and trace systems of tobacco products”. Read more

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J.C. Newman Cigar Co. has begun a multi-million-dollar renovation to convert 2,078 square feet of third-floor storage into space for hand-rolling. Read more

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Philip Morris International is closing its factories in Columbia, leading some to believe the country’s iconic Pielroja cigarette will be taken off the market. Read more

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