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ITG Brands sues RJRT over MSA payments

23 Feb 2017. ITG Brands sued RJ Reynolds Tobacco over Master Settlement Agreement (MSA) payments on four cigarette brands the Imperial Brands subsidiary bought from RJRT in 2015, the Winston-Salem Journal reported.
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BAT says 2016 volume outperformed industry

23 Feb 2017. British American Tobacco (BAT) cigarette volume dipped 0.8 per cent on an organic basis in 2016 in contrast to an estimated 3 per cent decline for the industry as a whole, the company said.
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JTI extends leaf purchase pact for three years

21 Feb 2017. Japan Tobacco International (JTI) has extended its purchase agreement for tobacco leaf from the Extremadura region for three years, the company said.
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Swedish Match forecasts higher snus, moist-snuff volumes

20 Feb 2017. Swedish Match forecast higher volumes this year for Scandinavian snus and moist-snuff sold in the US, but a continuing decline in chewing tobacco.
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Court rejects BAT appeal of new tobacco control law

20 Feb 2017. The Court of Appeal rejected British American Tobacco’s (BAT) appeal of new tobacco control measures that require the cigarette maker to pay a portion of its income into a health fund and print pictorial warnings on product packaging, The Star reported.
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Lopokoiyit to leave BAT

17 Feb 2017. British American Tobacco (BAT) Kenya said Philip Lopokoiyit will stand down as finance director on 1 May and leave the Group to pursue other interests.
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JT domestic volume falls nearly 12 per cent

17 Feb 2017. Japan Tobacco (JT) cigarette sales volume fell 11.9 per cent in January, lending support to company’s forecast that ongoing market decline and rising popularity of tobacco vapour products would reduce volume 10 per cent this year.
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PM Thailand facing USD 2.8 billion in fines

15 Feb 2017. Philip Morris Thailand was charged with underpaying import duty on cigarettes shipped from Indonesia, accusations that come one year after similar charges were filed over Philippine shipments, company documents show.
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Plain packs coming in 2020

15 Feb 2017. Parliament unanimously approved a law to ban advertising for tobacco products and require uniform packaging from 2020, Reuters reported.
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Court rules PMI entitled to patient data

15 Feb 2017. The British Columbia Court of Appeal ruled the provincial government must turn over patient data to Philip Morris International (PMI), one of 13 tobacco companies named in a civil suit brought by the province, the Canadian Press said.
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