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PAKISTAN

Government cracks down on tax evasion

21 Sep 2018. The government intends to collect an additional PKR 40 billion (EUR 276.5 million) in annual tax revenue from the tobacco industry by raising excise duties and implementing a mandatory monitoring scheme for green leaf threshing units, The News International reported.
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UNITED STATES

Yale flavours grant continued

19 Sep 2018. The Yale Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science (TCORS) will continue to investigate how flavours and sweeteners influence the appeal of tobacco products after a USD 20 million (EUR 17 million) government grant was renewed, Yale School of Medicine said in a press release.
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UNITED KINGDOM

BAT CEO set to retire

19 Sep 2018. British American Tobacco (BAT) has announced Nicandro Durante, CEO of the company for the last eight years, has notified the Board that he is planning on retiring 1 April 2019, the company said in a press release.
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FINLAND

Snus smuggling ring busted

17 Sep 2018. The Finnish customs authority has announced that eight individuals are accused of having smuggled over 12 tonnes of snus, a moist oral tobacco snuff, from Sweden to Finland between 2016 and 2018, The Local reported.
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UNITED KINGDOM

PMI-funded foundation to set up watchdog index

14 Sep 2018. The Foundation for a Smoke-Free World (FSFW), which receives funding from Philip Morris International (PMI), has called for proposals for a Smoke-Free Index that it said will track and report critically on tobacco industry progress in shifting consumers away from combustible cigarettes, according to a FSFW press release.
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AUSTRALIA

Illicit shipment intercepted

14 Sep 2018. Two Chinese nationals have been arrested for attempting to collect an illegal shipment of 1.3 million cigarettes in Adelaide, South Australia, the Department of Immigration and Border Protection said in a press release.
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SAUDI ARABIA

Plain packaging on the way

12 Sep 2018. The Gulf country has informed the World Trade Organisation (WTO) that it is preparing to implement plain packaging of tobacco products in the near future, Reuters reported.
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UNITED STATES

Hurricane puts crop at risk in North Carolina

11 Sep 2018. Hurricane Florence threatens to cause major damage to tobacco plants in the field and harvested and stored tobacco leaf in the USís top tobacco producing state, Bloomberg reported.
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Alliance One details new structure

10 Sep 2018. Alliance One International has announced details of a raft of changes to the company, including a new organisational structure and new executive leadership appointments.
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Tobacco company buys vapour group

07 Sep 2018. Turning Point Brands (TPB) has acquired the Florida e-vapour marketer and distributor, International Vapour Group, according to a Businesswire press release.
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