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[Asia, China, Sri Lanka] Cigarette smuggling -- Customs on lookout for Chinese king-pin

Customs Department is on high alert to track down a leading Chinese cigarette-smuggler operating in Sri Lanka and said to be linked to the detection of Chinese cigarettes at the Bandaranaike International Airport in the past three months, a senior officia
Daily Mirror (lk)
added Mar 20, 2017 21:04
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[Asia, Sri Lanka] RODRIGO: Curbing consumption and ‘big tobacco’ lobbies

plain packaging has not led to statistically-significant reductions in smoking. Youth smoking has not been reduced, and organised crime has an ample opportunity to undermine democratic countries and the rule of law. The saddest consequence is that if trad
Ceylon Today (lk)
added Mar 15, 2017 23:41
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[Sri Lanka] GMOA on prohibition of cigarette consumption

The Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) questions the Cabinet paper on restricting cigarette consumption...there is an attempt to delay the issuing of the Cabinet paper on restricting the cigarette consumption.
Daily Mirror (lk)
added Mar 15, 2017 14:10
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[Asia] The Article 16 of the FCTC is to be implemented in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is to ban sale of single cigarette and mini packs (packets less than 20 cigarettes) very soon, states the Minister of Health Dr. Rajitha Senaratne. "We have won the fight against the use of tobacco and smoking, but we have a long way to go t
Asian Tribune
added Mar 11, 2017 00:26
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[Asia, Sri Lanka] Ceylon Tobacco Company PLC says excise tax drop

The Ceylon Tobacco Company PLC (CTC) says that its contribution to Government revenue, through excise tax fell to Rs. 87.4 billion during the year ending 31st December 2016.
The Sunday TImes (lk)
added Mar 5, 2017 01:16
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[Asia, Sri Lanka] High taxes trigger an influx of illicit cigarettes

Over the last decade, total smoking has increased with declining cigarette volumes and growing beedi, while smuggled products have recorded an increase. Customs officials recently arrested three persons at the Colombo International Airport for attemptin
Sri Lanka Mirror (lk)
added Feb 15, 2017 14:47
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[Asia, Sri Lanka] CTC TO SHUT DOWN TWO LEAF DEPOTS

The 100-year-old Ceylon Tobacco Company will be closing down two of its leaf depots as the company faces difficulties due to the steep increase in cigarette prices which drastically reduced consumption. The company issuing a statement said that in the f
Ceylon Today (lk)
added Jan 31, 2017 17:30
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[Asia, Sri Lanka] EDITORIAL: Will a tobacco leaf ban stop smoking?

The introduction of banning Tobacco leaf exports have been tabled for discussions at [FCTC] headed conventions at several occasions....would see a colossal effect on the trade and economic indicators as the government enforces stringent measures to ban th
Daily FT (lk)
added Jan 26, 2017 22:32
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[Asia, Sri Lanka] Government lost Rs. 13 billion in revenue from cigarettes

Ceylon Tobacco Company PLC (CTC) says that the revenue model which would have earned the government of Sri Lanka around Rs. 100 billion in 2016 is now broken. The company notes that the excise and VAT hikes in October and November last year, which led t
Colombo Gazette (lk)
added Jan 10, 2017 18:59
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[Asia, Sri Lanka] Cigarette sales drop cuts tobacco tax revenue by half

revenue for government coffers has declined significantly due to a drop in sales of cigarettes manufactured in Sri Lanka by Ceylon Tobacco Company(CTC) during the months of October and November this year due to consecutive tax hikes that led to price incr
The Sunday TImes (lk)
added Dec 5, 2016 02:25
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