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Manufacturing & technology

Low taxes in Nigeria

02 Jan 2020. Despite the increasing global pressure on tobacco producing and consuming countries to increase taxation on tobacco-related products to control consumption, Nigeria continues to levy less tax on cigarettes than the WHO recommended rate. This hurts the national revenue targets and encourages the presence of illicit cheap products in the market, writes TJI Africa correspondent Shem Oirere.
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France debates biodegradable filters

02 Jan 2020. As the French Parliament prepares to vote on a green tax for cigarettes, a group of deputies opposed to the idea have developed an initiative proposing the prohibition of non-biodegradable cigarette filters by 2022.
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BAT launches new Hungarian plant

02 Jan 2020. British American Tobacco has launched a new plant in Hungary with the main focus of producing nicotine pouches for export markets. TJI correspondent Jaroslaw Adamowski takes a look at BATís latest project.
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ITSA warns against industry influence

01 Jan 2020. The International Tax Stamp Association (ITSA) has expressed concern over a recent decision by the Pakistan revenue authority to award a tender for a tobacco track and trace (T&T) system to an organisation with close ties to the tobacco industry.
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All about cigars

01 Jan 2020. As a well-established name in the world of cigar manufacturing, ATD Machinery examines the entire production line, from start to finish. Director of sales and marketing, Roel Verschuren, spoke to TJI about the future of the industry and what is new with ATD.
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Booming Business

01 Jan 2020. Based in Bangkok, Primary Engineering started business in 1999 and has been supplying and servicing primary processing equipment for the tobacco industry ever since. TJI caught up with Technical Director Keith Brooks and found out what the future has in store for Primary Engineering.
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High quality at competitive rates

01 Jan 2020. The Delba Group has had a busy year moving to a new location while continuing to provide high quality parts with short delivery times. TJI caught up with Janneke Peters, owner of the family-owned company, and found out how opening a production plant in Poland has impacted business.
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Putting customers first

01 Jan 2020. German company TMQS aims to become the most innovative partner in rebuilds and spares for the tobacco industry ‧worldwide by 2020. Sales Manager Norbert Schulz-Nemak gave TJI an update on the business and explained why working closely with customers is key.
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Breathing new life into machines

01 Jan 2020. Spikker Specials B.V. is a well-established name in the world of spare and wear parts and is seen as a valuable and reliable partner to many companies in the tobacco industry. TJI spoke to Sales Manager Hans Schijfs about adapting to the changes and challenges of the industry.
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