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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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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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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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Malawi: Premium Burley to the World

Courtesy of Premium Tama Tobacco Malawi Ltd.

Geographically relatively obscure, the African country of Malawi nevertheless has a global reputation for producing the finest burley leaf outside the US. TOBACCO ASIA talks to some of the main players. 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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