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JAPAN

JT negotiating stake in National Tobacco Enterprise

26 May 2016. Japan Tobacco (JT) is in talks with the Ethiopian government after emerging as top bidder for a 40 per cent stake in the state tobacco monopoly, the Nikkei Asian Review reported.
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UNITED STATES

USTC buys marketing centre

24 May 2016. US Tobacco Cooperative acquired a 144,000 sq ft marketing centre in Smithfield, North Carolina as part of a strategy to lower its green conversion costs, the growers' association said.
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SWITZERLAND

JTI asks health ministers for FCTC transparency

24 May 2016. Japan Tobacco International (JTI) called on health ministers attending the World Health Assembly to lift the closed-door policy of the World Health Organisationís Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC).
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ITALY

New Garbuio Dickinson chief named

24 May 2016. Garbuio Dickinson founder and Managing Director Mansueto Favaro will leave the machine maker, to be replaced by Mark Aldridge, said parent company Hauni Maschinenbau.
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EUROPEAN UNION

Seventeen EU countries miss EU tobacco deadline

21 May 2016. Only 11 of 28 European Union member states met the 20 May deadline to pass national laws implementing the revised EU Tobacco Products Directive (TPD), the Associated Press said.
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UNITED STATES

Vaping company sues FDA over deeming rule

20 May 2016. Lost Art Liquids, a California-based maker of premium vaping liquids, filed a suit challenging the authority of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to subject the vaping industry to regulation as makers of tobacco products, the company said.
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UNITED KINGDOM

High Court says plain packs about morality, not money

20 May 2016. The High Court upheld introduction of uniform packaging for tobacco products, rejecting the cigarette makers complaint that plain packs infringe on intellectual property rights.
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NETHERLANDS

Ammeraal Beltech acquires Australian distribution partner

20 May 2016. Ammeraal Beltech acquired its Australian distribution partner Rydell Industrial (Belting) for an undisclosed sum, the conveyor-belt maker said.
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TANZANIA

China, Vietnam may invest in tobacco industry

18 May 2016. The government is in talks with investors from China and Vietnam to develop the local tobacco industry by constructing facilities for leaf processing and cigarette production, the Daily News reported.
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POLAND

Police shut down factory, seize 7 mln cigarettes

17 May 2016. Police raided an illicit cigarette factory near Warsaw, seizing three tons of tobacco and more than seven million cigarettes, according to Euronews.
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