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Alliance One International, Inc. announces plans to enter the Ugandan Tobacco Leaf Market

AOU's core business plans to include providing agronomy services to tobacco growers through an Integrated Production System ("IPS") that supports sustainable compliant tobacco leaf production. To execute on its plan, AOU expects to employ agronomy and su
PR Newswire
added Sep 30, 2014 05:22
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[Africa] Tobacco companies in Uganda oppose planned increase in taxes

BATU said the rise was detrimental to the industry. “Such sharp increases usually lead to a rise in illicit trade, currently standing at over 20 per cent of the market value, which is damaging to stakeholders, including the public health lobby,” said Di
East African Standard (ke)
added Sep 22, 2013 15:46
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[Africa, Uganda] New tobacco law comes into force

The President’s signature means that the Tobacco Control Bill, 2014, that criminalises display of cigarettes at the point of sale, advertising, promotion and sponsorships of tobacco companies. The law also bans the sale of cigarettes to people under the
Daily Monitor (ug)
added Sep 28, 2015 18:35
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[Africa, Uganda] Artists launch campaign against tobacco use

The artists with the help of a social enterprise, Text To Change (TTC) have formed a web page dubbed: “Wall of Fame” where MPs, radio personalities, actors and journalists will urge children to desist from tobacco use. “These are the people who the youn
The New Vision (ug)
added Nov 12, 2014 20:55
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[Africa, Uganda] Parliament Passes The Tobacco Control Bill Into An Act

The Bill has attracted mixed reactions from varied sections of the public with health activists supporting the passing of the Bill while some sections of the private sector especially tobacco dealers calling for deletion of some sections of the law.
UGO (Uganda Goes Online) (ug)
added Jul 30, 2015 14:48
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[Uganda, UK] British American Tobacco To Layoff 177 Direct Staff Due To Low Tobacco Profitability

says close to 15,000 farmers in West Nile and Bunyoro regions will be affected by its plan to terminate leaf production in Uganda. The global tobacco group, British American Tobacco, says close to 15,000 farmers in West Nile and Bunyoro regions will be a
NTV-Uganda (ug)
added Sep 2, 2014 09:51
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[Sudan South] Uganda's tax body detains Mastermind cigarettes

THE Uganda Revenue Authority is holding truckloads of cigarettes belonging to Mastermind Tobacco Company destined for the South Sudan market. The manufacturer yesterday said URA has been holding five trucks loaded with over 6,000 cartons of cigarettes si
Nairobi Star (ke)
added Aug 29, 2012 21:34
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PHOTOS: The Rise of Uganda's Tobacco Production

tobacco has become one of Uganda's key exports. Six years after British American Tobacco set up regional headquarters in this East African nation, it has become a key tobacco producer for the company. Agriculture is the backbone of Uganda's economy, it a
IPS (Inter Press Service)
added Dec 27, 2012 12:36
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[Africa, Uganda] Govt reassures tobacco farmers

The Government will continue supporting tobacco growing, amid a campaign for the Tobacco Control Bill 2012. State minister for investment James Mutende recently said ... He made the remarks during the launch of Alliance One, a company that exports tobacc
The New Vision (ug)
added Feb 20, 2015 04:11
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[Africa] Tobacco firm quits before new Uganda law

Giving some background to their decision, D’Souza cited the recent imposition of a leaf export tax of 20 US cents per kilogramme in the June national budget and the situation that could be worsened by the proposed repeal of the Existing Tobacco growing
East African Business Week
added Sep 16, 2014 04:32
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