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[Asia, China] Chinese lawmakers review draft law on tobacco leaf tax

The draft law was given a first reading at a five-day bimonthly session of the National People's Congress Standing Committee, which opened Monday. The law stipulates that a tax rate of 20 percent will be levied on tobacco leaf buyers, which is unchanged
Xinhua Newswire
added Aug 28, 2017 17:47
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[New Zealand] Taranaki farmers stub out smoking

Some Taranaki farmers have prohibited smoking on their farms - citing cuts in productivity and health risks caused by second-hand smoke. Signs have been erected and contractors notified, with more farmers taking smoking into consideration when putting t
New Zealand Herald (nz)
added Aug 16, 2017 15:38
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[Kentucky] LETTER: Death by smoking saves money

Smokers reduce health care costs by billions of dollars by dying younger. Chesney ignores that thousands of small farmers in Kentucky and North Carolina in the U.S
Louisville (KY) Courier-Journal
added Aug 10, 2017 03:36
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[Asia, Iran, Mid-east] Tobacco Production Meets 20% of Domestic Demand

A round 20% of Iran’s demand for tobacco are domestically produced, the head of Tobacco Planning and Supervision Center said. “Plans have been made to increase land under tobacco cultivation by 500% to achieve self-sufficiency,” Ali Asghar Ramzi was als
Financial Tribune
added Aug 8, 2017 20:42
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[Caribbean, Latin America] 100 Tobacco Workers Inhale Toxic Fumes in Dominican Republic

At least 100 workers, the majority of them women, have fallen ill after breathing in a chemical substance that was used to fumigate a tobacco plant in the Dominican Republic. The workers were taken to hospital for nausea, vomiting, head pain and body sp
teleSUR (ve)
added Aug 21, 2017 00:49
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[Africa, Zambia] Lack of finances affecting tobacco farmers – TBZ

THE Tobacco Board of Zambia (TBZ) says lack of financial support among tobacco farmers is affecting their potential to grow the crop at full capacity. TBZ tobacco inspector – Southern Region Teddy Chirwa said most farmers are unable to grow the crop, whi
Zambia Daily Mail (zm)
added Aug 7, 2017 17:52
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Burley in short supply

Universal Corporation believes that worldwide demand for Burley tobacco might exceed supply. “We are currently forecasting worldwide Burley tobacco production levels for fiscal year 2018 of about 510 million kg, a reduction of approximately 13 percent f
Tobacco Reporter
added Aug 5, 2017 23:05
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[Asia-pacific] Cigarette Manufacturers Indonesia Experience Tough Times

Indonesian tobacco manufacturers continue to face big challenges this year amid fierce competition for market share and rising taxes (as well as other government measures that have been implemented with the aim to curb cigarette consumption, for example
Tobacco China (cn) 烟草在线
added Aug 4, 2017 18:23
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[Africa, Asia, Zimbabwe] China's investments help least developed countries pursue brighter future

"Chinese investment in agriculture has to a large extent sustained Zimbabwe's tobacco industry through the outgrower scheme operated by Chinese firms. In addition to providing capital for farmers, the outgrower scheme has guaranteed a ready market for Zim
Xinhua Newswire
added Aug 4, 2017 17:49
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Alliance One International Reports Fiscal Year 2018 First Quarter Results

Revenue for the quarter increased 6.1% to $277.0 million versus last year mainly due to increased lamina sales and improved average selling price per kilo. Selling, general and administrative expense ("SG&A") decreased 12.8% to $33.8 million driven by r
PR Newswire
added Aug 4, 2017 01:23
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