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WT Asia returns to Indonesia for the seventh time this October and finds a new home in Surabaya. WT Asia will take place at the Grand City Convex Convention Hall from 16-17 October 2019. Read more

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Bullion Leaf Zimbabwe will contract farmers that did not benefit under the company’s input support scheme to sell in Bullion’s auction floors. Read more

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Australia’s newly established Illicit Tobacco Taskforce has seized six tons of illegally gown tobacco leaf that could have resulted in the loss US$9.86 million in excise duty if sold to smokers. Read more

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Showcasing independent leaf suppliers from around the world, Tobacco Asia introduces a brand new outfit founded only very recently alongside an “old hand” merchant, both of them eager to become more active in export markets. Read more

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Japan Tobacco Inc. announced the nationwide launch of its Natural American Spirit Agate to be in late July 2019. Read more

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March and April were the beginning of the tobacco marketing season in Africa.  Growers flocked to the tobacco auction floors and contract markets with hopes of receiving high grades on the tobacco that they had spent the year caring for. Read more

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Sustainability and innovation were the keywords at the WT Middle East’s first conference held in Dubai during April 3-4, 2019. Read more

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Zimbabwe’s Tobacco Industry Marketing Board has raised weighing and auction floor fees, from US$4.50 last season to US$7.70 per bale this season. Read more

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Farmers are now back to tobacco farming after a three-year hiatus, with many once again reaping from the crop as they had done decades ago. Read more

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What has 2019 meant for tobacco leaf so far? As February ended, it was finally possible to look at the results of the main tobacco companies. Read more

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India has signed a protocol to revive the export of tobacco leaf to China, in a bid to reduce its US$63 billion trade deficit. The first such agreement was signed in 2008. Read more

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US farmers are facing a new threat: the growing use of e-cigarettes that get their nicotine from processed tobacco grown much more cheaply in emerging markets. Read more

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Universal Leaf Philippines, Inc. will be increasing its purchases of leaf tobaccos in the Philippines as part of a new leaf supply arrangement for the Philippines with Philip Morris International Management SA. Read more

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Tobacco leaf production goes into 2019 with earlier projections pointing to volumes around 5.14 million tons during this crop season. Read more

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Japan Tobacco Inc. announced that the leaf tobacco deliberative council released its annual determinations for domestic leaf tobacco cultivation area and grower prices for 2019. Read more

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As part of our continuing series on independent leaf suppliers we are introducing a Hong Kong-based company that has spread its wings around the globe and a Zimbabwean start-up attempting its first successful baby steps. Read more

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The Ministry of Commerce said Cambodia’s 2017 dry tobacco leaf exports to Vietnam reached more than 1,000 tons valued at more than US$2 million. This is a 24% increase from 2016. Read more

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Japan Tobacco International (JTI) Leaf Zambia Limited says over 4,000 Zambian farmers have been encouraged to grow tobacco this year in the Western Province due to the prevailing high price on the global market. Read more

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Zimbabwe’s tobacco sales reached a record high signaling that controversial land reforms could be working and raising hopes that it could help ease the country’s severe dollar shortage. Read more

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They say the purchase would have no impact as their tobacco has already lost value after JTI Malawi stopped buying tobacco in July. Read more

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From the Associate editor

Jumping the Gun with E-Cig Bans?

Food for thought: could this rush to ban e-cigarettes and flavors actually backfire on public health?

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