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News - 22/04/2015

A Committee will study the impact of IPS in Malawi

In response to a petition filed by leaf growers in Malawi opposing the newly introduced Integrated Production System, which requires leaf tobacco to be sold only through the contract system...

News - 22/04/2015

Updates on Zimbabwe tobacco sales

In its weekly update, the Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board of Zimbabwe said growers sold 7.3 million kg of leaf tobacco worth US$ 16.2 million at an average price of US$ 2.23 per kg as of March 20th...

News - 27/03/2015

Greece Could Raise A Billion Euro A Year If It Eliminates the Illicit Cigarette Trade

news_1.jpgBut that's the proverbial big 'if'. Last month, after often rancorous deliberations, the freshly elected government of Greece led by the left-wing Syriza party agreed terms with the Eurogroup on a four month extension of the country's €240 billion bailout programme. As part of the negotiating process, the Greeks submitted a document giving a number of assurances to Eurozone members summarised by the apparent pledge that the new government's tackling of Greece's 'humanitarian crisis' would have 'no negative fiscal effects'.

News - 26/03/2015

Latest news about Zimbabwe leaf sales, appoint better perspectives for the sector in this Country.

Statistics released by the Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board of Zimbabwe showed that growers sold 3.6 million kg of leaf tobacco worth US$ 8.01 million at an average price of US$ 2.25 per kg in the first two weeks of the marketing season that began on March 4th, 

News - 26/03/2015

A study released in India shows how tobacco contributes to the weathyness in the areas where it is grown

As the Indian government considers implementing Articles 17 and 18 of the World Health Organization's Framework Convention on Tobacco Control

News - 26/03/2015

1.5% of tobacco earnings in Zimbabwe, will go to help Government on reforestation programs

Andrew Matibiri, chief executive of the Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board (TIMB) inZimbabwe, said tobacco growers and buyers will have to pay 1.5% of their earnings each this year to help the government in its efforts to halt deforestation caused by the use of wood to cure leaf.

News - 26/03/2015

Malawi to implement Tobacco Act to improve conditions for growers

Malawi Agriculture Minister Allan Chiyembekeza said the government will soon table the Tobacco Act in Parliament to improve leaf prices and create "favorable conditions" for growers in the market. 

News - 26/03/2015

The government in Bulgaria is considering reallocatin National Payments for tobacco

Georgi Ralchev, an expert at the Bulgarian Ministry of Agriculture's State aid and regulations directorate, said the ministry agreed to consider reallocating national payments for tobacco during a meeting between its officials and representatives of leaf growers.