Farmer's Voice

News - 27/11/2015

All May Be Changed Utterly in Russian Cigarettes

Announcing in late July the closure of its Moscow production facility Japan Tobacco International didn't mince its words regarding the current state of the Russia tobacco market. 

News - 29/10/2015

Tobacco Growers Unite against Plain Packaging

It is a "disproportionate, restrictive, and inefficient anti-tobacco measure", they claim.

News - 29/10/2015

At press conference, tobacco growers express concern regarding pressures from some countries for implementation of plain packaging.

"We ask European governments to listen to our sector and weigh the consequences.  We are moving from a balanced regulation to one that goes beyond all reasonable limits", stressed Abrunhosa.

News - 29/10/2015

World Tobacco Growers protest against Plain Packaging

Madridis to host today and tomorrow the International Tobacco Growers' Association (ITGA) 30th Annual General Meeting, organized in collaboration with the Spanish Tobacco Interbranch Organization (OITAB) and the Spanish Tobacco Growers' Federation (FNCT).

News - 29/10/2015

World Tobacco Growers protest against Plain Packaging

...World tobacco growers demand that the right to be consulted regarding policies that directly affect them be guaranteed; that the significant economic contribution made by tobacco to the economies of growing regions and countries be recognized; 

News - 29/10/2015

Madrid hosts the International Tobacco Growers' Association (ITGA) 30th Annual General Meeting

The ITGA Chief Executive Officer, Antonio Abrunhosa, stated at a press conference that plain packaging -currently applied in Australia only, although other countries are considering its implementation at present, including EU countries - would cause serious damages to the sector's value chain, whose last link is the tobacco grower.

News - 29/10/2015

"We ask European governments to listen to our sector and weigh the consequences"

"We are moving from a balanced regulation to one that goes beyond all reasonable limits", stressed Abrunhosa, who pointed out that these measures will have a negative impact on employment and fiscal revenues.

News - 29/10/2015

Madrid to host today and tomorrow the International Tobacco Growers' Association (ITGA) 30th Annual General Meeting

"Smuggling is on the rise in Europeand our borders are awfully porous and difficult to control", and therefore plain packaging is inviting increased illegal trade in tobacco.