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News - 21/05/2015

Cigarrete performace drops in China in 1Q15

China's cigarette output totaled 13.33 million cases (666.5 billion pieces) in 1Q15, down 4.8% from 1Q14, while cigarette sales totaled 14.20 million cases (710 billion pieces),...

News - 21/05/2015

Plain Packaging infringe intellectual properties right

In an opinion brief submitted to the World Trade Organization, which is currently studying whether the December 2012 Australian plain packaging law violates WTO agreements,...

News - 21/05/2015

Cuba seeks to protect its trademark cigars in view of its future entry on the US market

With the recent warming of US-Cuban relations and the anticipation for Cuban cigars to enter the US market,...

News - 21/05/2015

WHO ‘needs deep and substantial change’, according to an independent panel of experts

An independent panel of experts who studied the World Health Organization's response to the Ebola crisis in West Africa in 2014 said in a May 11th report that "deep and substantial" change is needed at the agency as it is still unclear why it took months to respond to the outbreak when the first cases in rural Guinea became public in March 2014 followed by early warnings from May through July 2014,...

News - 22/04/2015

PMI Encouraged by iQOS’s Progress and To Launch Solaris Cig-a-Like in Spain

At the end of February, Chief Financial Officer of Philip Morris International, Jacek Olczak took the opportunity of the company's presentation to the Consumer Analyst Group of New York to provide an update on the progress in Italian and Japanese trial markets of what is emerging as the main plank of the company's vapour device strategy...

News - 22/04/2015

Bulgaria celebrates a Forum to debate about the sustainability of Oriental tobacco

Tobacco The aim of the conference was to provide guidelines for stability and sustainable development of tobacco growing. Discussed were issues related to the responsibility of all departments, good agricultural practices, and financial tools to support the sector and development organizations branch and inter-branch level.

News - 22/04/2015

A Personal View on the Global Market for Premium Cigars

However you want to call it - puro (in Spain), cigar (in the Americas, generally), charuto (in Brazil), Habano (worldwide, after its designation of origin), tobacco, as it is really called in Cuba - it is merely a matter of semantics.

News - 22/04/2015

Macedonia sells its entire 2014 crop

Macedonian Agriculture Minister Mihail Cvetkov said 25,000 MT of leaf cultivated in the 2014 season has been sold at an average price of MKD 120 (US$ 2.13) per kg.