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News - 28/03/2016

The Asean Intellectual Property opposes plain packaging in Malasya

The Asean Intellectual Property Association (Asean IPA), a group whose members are individuals or organizations from ASEAN countries concerned with intellectual property, urged the Malaysian government to reconsider its proposal to require plain packaging (PP) for tobacco products, saying that the move is "regressive" and could have repercussions on intellectual property rights...

News - 28/03/2016

Tobacco Marketing season to begin in April in Malawi

The Tobacco Control Commission (TCC) of Malawi said the marketing season will commence in the first or second week of April.

News - 28/03/2016

Tobacco Marketing season to begin in March in Zimbabwe

Monica Chinamasa, chairperson of the Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board (TIMB) of Zimbabwe, announced that the 2016 tobacco marketing season will commence on March 30th, with growers expected to sell 160 million kg of leaf...

News - 28/03/2016

No plans for graphic health warnings in China according to STMA

State-controlledLegalDailyin China reported Duan Tieli, deputy director of the State Tobacco Monopoly Association, as saying STMA has no plans to add graphic images of the effects of smoking on cigarette packs because such health warnings do not fit with "Chinese cultural traditions."

News - 28/03/2016

FAIFA India shows concerns about tobacco tax increase

B.V. Javare Gowda, president of the Federation of All India Farmers Associations (FAIFA), expressed concerns about the 10-15% hike in the excise tax on tobacco products announced in the FY16-17 budget...

News - 28/03/2016

Construction Work On New Tobacco Floor In Progress in Zambia

The Tobacco Board of Zambia (TBZ) is accelerating the construction work of the new, 8 million kwacha (US$ 701,800) tobacco auction floor in Choma...

News - 29/02/2016

Cuba will gather more than 1,500 people at the Habanos Festival from Feb 29th to March 4th

Habanos SA said more than 1,500 people from over 50 countries are expected to attend the Habanos Festival, which will will take place February 29-March 4 in Havana, Cuba, and celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Cohiba brand.

News - 29/02/2016

Track and Trace Technology still pending on decision in Europe

While the European Commission faces a May 2016 deadline to implement "track and trace" measures to combat counterfeiting and smuggling of tobacco products, a senior Commission official said it is waiting on the results of a second feasibility study and has not yet selected the preferred technology.