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The Indonesian government estimates it may collect up to US $207 million in additional revenue next year from a new excise on tobacco extract, or vaping liquid. more

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The cigarette industry in Southeast Asia is on the wane with combined cigarette volumes sales declining by nearly 3% in 2017. Strong government regulations are key reasons for the reduced outlook. more

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It is no longer just growers and associations seeking alternative crops to tobacco production. The industry itself has already surrendered to this transition. more

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The International Tobacco Growers Association gathered its Asian members in March to discuss challenges growers are facing. more

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Far East Leaf Indonesia inaugurated its new Indonesian headquarters in the former Embassy Building of the East Timor Consulate. more

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Indonesia is moving to stub out its booming e-cigarette sector by imposing a 57% tax on non-tobacco alternatives starting this summer. more

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If weather conditions are normal in 2018, then Indonesia should be able to produce up to 200,000 tons of tobacco. more

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For years, Indonesia defied the global cigarette trend but that narrative changed in 2016. The market lost its resilience, and for the first time in nine years, cigarette sales in Indonesia declined. more

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Star Tobacco International has promoted Mehmet Ayyildiz to the newly-created position of vice president Indonesian region. more

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Anti-smoking groups in Indonesia have accused the tobacco industry of “veiled marketing” – promoting sales by giving retailers cash rewards, shopping vouchers, and even money. more

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Higher sin taxes have prompted cost-conscious smokers in the world’s second largest cigarette market to move from premium brands to cheaper ones. more

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Indonesia’s trade ministry is planning to issue a new regulation to control tobacco product imports, with one key point requiring importers to use some domestic tobacco. more

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Attendees participated in a series of presentations and discussions about the cigarette filter markets and innovation. more

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A proposed new bill in Indonesia’s parliament that could lead to a sharp increase in the country’s tobacco output to 524 billion cigarettes by 2020 has not been killed yet, despite the government’s earlier claim that it would. more

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A new synthetic tobacco laced with cannabis chemicals called “Ganesha” was discovered in Indonesia. more

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Leading Indonesian cigarette paper manufacturer BMJ recently celebrated its 25th Anniversary with a spectacular “Silver 2 Gold” event in Karawang. more

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West Nusa Tenggara continues to monitor the purchasing process of Virginia tobacco leaves produced by local farmers despite a signed agreement that aims to protect them and their partner cigarette companies. 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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High-Quality Leaf from Indonesia The Merchants’ P.O.V.

Photo courtesy of Alliance One International

The Indonesian archipelago looks back at a long history of cultivating tobacco crops. But what are merchants doing to maintain and improve high-quality output to help Indonesian tobacco stay competitive in the world market? more

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High Quality Tobacco graphic

Source: FAOSTAT

Due to environmental effects brought on by Mount Raung’s eruption, Indonesia’s total tobacco growing area in 2015 was reduced. more

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