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Draconic and rigid regulations, anti-tobacco lobbying, high production costs, and a host of other factors give German and French tobacco farmers headaches. Tobacco Asia talks to grower associations from both countries about their worries. Read more

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ITSA: Some Beef with TPD2

Courtesy of ITSA

The International Tax Stamp Association is warning that the EU’s TPD2 may not be compatible with the WHO’s FCTC as far as T&T requirements are concerned and that some adjustments may be sorely needed. Read more

Features

Automation specialist will launch compact versions of its existing large-scale systems to ensure all tobacco manufacturers can comply with the EU Tobacco Products Directive. Read more

Manufacturing

US tobacco farmers might be getting hit hard as trade threats bounce between the US and partners all around the world. Read more

Leaf

The European Commission implemented delegated acts to specify the technical details regarding track and trace, authentication, tamper verification, and security features on tobacco products. Read more

Features

The Advertising Standards Authority has upheld an anonymous complaint saying that advertisements encouraging smokers to switch to e-cigarettes as safer alternatives are against EU law. Read more

Products

Since May, tobacco products placed on the market in EU countries have had to comply with the Tobacco Products Directive. Japan Tobacco International says that this is over-regulation and someone needs to be held accountable. Read more

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From the Associate editor

Isn't it Time for Transparency and Dialogue?

From settling disagreements between siblings to negotiating treaties on an international level, transparent dialogue is encouraged. But is seems that isn't always the case.

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