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[Burma/Myanmar] Myanmar's beer and cigarette investment boom raises alarm

Myanmar has nine cigarette and tobacco-product factories, with Rothmans of Pall-Mall Myanmar Pte. Ltd. controlling 85 percent of the official cigarette market. Black market brands, however, are so prevalent that they are sold at supermarkets. Two new fac
Eleven (mm)
added Feb 26, 2013 14:40
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[Burma/Myanmar] Big Tobacco’s Latest Target: Myanmar

As Myanmar emerges from decades of isolation and military rule and international sanctions are lifted, the Associated Press details how tobacco companies – including multinational giants British American Tobacco and Japan Tobacco – are moving in as quick
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Aug 26, 2013 11:01
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[Burma/Myanmar] China: HongyunHonghe Presents New Cigarette Product to Markets in Myanmar

HongyunHonghe Tobacco Group in southwest China's tobacco-producing Yunnan Province �C the largest Chinese tobacco manufacturer �C and Fu Xing Brothers Group of Companies of Myanmar jointly held a promotional fair in Myanmar's capital city of Yangon o
Tobacco China (cn) 烟草在线
added Mar 25, 2013 05:48
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[Asia, Burma/Myanmar] Myanmar gears up to control tobacco products market

According to a workshop meeting on taxation of cigarettes and tobacco products, Myanmar taxes manufacturers only based on products’ factory value, resulting in tax evasion and low tax rates for duty-free factories. Myanmar’s taxation of tobacco products
Eleven (mm)
added Sep 21, 2015 20:54
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[Burma/Myanmar] London Cigarette Company to be inspected for legal breach

is required to abide by the 1/2013 notification of the MIC, which says “90 percent of their total production output must be exported.” This means that, if 10 packs are sold locally, 90 packs must be exported. The cigarette company, however, had not yet ap
Eleven (mm)
added Mar 26, 2014 10:48
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[Asia, Asia-pacific, Burma/Myanmar, China] As global brands trumpet arrival in newly-opened Myanmar, tobacco giants slip in sans fanfare

British American Tobacco, the world's second largest cigarette manufacturer, shepherded a select audience of government officials to a low key ceremony last month where it formalized a $50 million investment over five years to produce, market and sell it
AP - Associated Press
added Aug 21, 2013 09:25
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[Asia, Asia-pacific, Burma/Myanmar] Cigarette seller returns to Myanmar

BAT has taken a majority stake of the joint venture with partner IMU Enterprise, a unit of Sein Wut Hmon Group, which distributes Vegas and Golden Eagle cigarette brands. BAT said it plans to invest about US$50 million over five years in a production fa
Myanmar Times (mm)
added Jul 14, 2013 10:51
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[Burma/Myanmar] Cigarette packs to carry graphic health warnings

Starting September 1, health warnings and graphic pictures illustrating the dangers of tobacco will appear on all brands of cigarette and other tobacco products available in Myanmar, the government said yesterday.
Myanmar Times (mm)
added Mar 1, 2016 10:05
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[Burma/Myanmar, China] Big tobacco eyes Myanmar market

as Myanmar opens its doors to the world after half a century of military rule, it faces a new threat: Large multinational cigarette companies looking for new markets. After years of isolation, many young people want to be as "cool" as their Western peers
Al Jazeera
added Nov 20, 2013 15:25
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[Burma/Myanmar] Myanmar’s Weak Legislation a “Lucky Strike” for Foreign Tobacco Giants

Although the country ratified the WHO Framework Convention against Tobacco Control in 2004, Myanmar has failed to implement some of its guidelines – such as putting health warnings on cigarette packaging. That along with insufficient and poorly enforced
The Diplomat (jp)
added Nov 29, 2013 22:12
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