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Brazilian government announced the tobacco tax increase proposal

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Brazilian government announced the tobacco tax increase proposal to postpone the implementation until 2012

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According to the Brazilian "economic value" report, the Brazilian Ministry of Finance Vice Minister of Economic Policy Barbosa (Nelson Barbosa) 9 said Monday, in order to avoid higher inflation, this should be implemented at this year's tobacco tax proposal will be postponed to early 2012 implementation.

According to plan, Brazil's cigarette tax rate will be increased year by year: 2013 to 12% in 2014 to 13% in 2015 to 10%, the estimated federal tax from the current $ 2.3 billion to $ 4.8 billion in 2015.

The new tobacco tax from next year from the effective date, the average price of cigarettes increased by 20%. In addition to tobacco products tax increase, the government also provides the minimum retail price of a pack of cigarettes, from December 1 this year, played December 31, 2012, every pack of cigarettes a minimum retail price will remain at 3 reais (about combined $ 1.9) in 2013 to 3.5 reais (about 2.2 U.S. dollars) in 2014 to 4 reais (about 2.5 U.S. dollars) in 2015 to 4.5 reais (about 2.8 U.S. dollars).

Studies have shown that parental smoking may affect children's a

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Studies have shown that parental smoking may affect children's academic

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According to the United States, "Health Day" website reported September 7, according to a study published in the latest "Pediatrics" magazine found that parents smoke at home, may endanger the child's academic success.

Massachusetts General Hospital conducted the study, found that smokers living with children with respiratory diseases have higher rates of each school year these children more than other children to miss one to two days, may lead to academic trouble.

The study's lead author, assistant professor at Harvard Medical School, Boston, Douglas said: "The main point is that not only the health hazards of cigarettes, and will affect their children's education, as time goes by, the parents smoking at home may children in school often lead to lower achievement. "

The researchers also found that if two parents are smokers, so the children miss school time than the parents smoking at home is only a child.

EU to consider the implementation of tobacco in paperback or in

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EU to consider the implementation of tobacco in paperback or in the decision of next year

The European Commission expects its 2011 "Tobacco Products Directive" proposed legislative changes suggested in the second quarter of next year release.

The proposed changes in the originally planned end of this year, when released, but some observers suggested to announce the end of next year.

European Commission gives the modified plan, as the European Parliament on the proposal on the implementation of tobacco products and illegal trade paperback possible impact of the response made.

The European Commission said: "During the audit of the case, the problem involves the verification of a possible implementation of (standardized) paperback."

"Several studies have shown, for the paperback to help reduce smoking prevalence can play the role, especially through the prevention of smoking initiation."

"The implementation of paperback possible impact on smuggling in the ongoing 'impact assessment' to get treatment."

"On this issue, has not made a final decision."

Tobacco industry manipulation of third parties to drum up suppor

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Tobacco industry manipulation of third parties to drum up support for its

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Paperback bill caused by the war will burn to where?

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Paperback bill caused by the war will burn to where?

Black cigarette trade growing trend in Africa

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Black cigarette trade growing trend in Africa

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In recent years, black African economic development, and per capita purchasing power increased, the demand for cigarettes has increased. Accra, Ghana, a retail photo shows the main (left) greeting the customer.

As export prices of cigarettes and other tobacco suppliers in Europe is low, some countries in the region coupled with an increase in cigarette factory, cigarette production increased, black cigarette trade between African countries show growth trends.

In 2010, Black Africa has increased imports of cigarettes, but cigarette vendors in Europe find their exports to the region's relative decline in the number of previous years - compared with the local cigarette exporters, who because of high transport costs and export prices and the loss of competitive advantage, making trade between countries of the region showing growth.


In 2010, the South African cigarette vendors a lot of energy rich countries for the expansion of exports of cigarettes, of course, did not give up the opportunity to explore other African markets.

In 2010, South Africa's total exports of cigarettes to 110 billion, worth $ 95,850,000. Among this, exports to the United States increased to 1.85 billion cigarettes, the average price of 7.4 cents per pack (20 sticks) - the price of exports to other markets all 17.4 cents per pack (20 Pack) price lower; exported to Angola, Cameroon, Gabon, Mali and Saudi Arabia's emerging markets cigarettes to one billion, respectively, 1.44 billion, 2.12 billion, 1.363 billion, 1.38 billion; for the exports amounted to 705 million UAE branch, the average price of 12.7 cents per pack (20 sticks); of Kuwait's exports amounted to 126 million, an average price of 15.2 cents per pack (20 sticks). In addition to a sharp fall in exports to Mozambique, South Africa on Black Africa's exports of other countries also declined, exports to the Congo (DRC), Zambia, Nigeria, Guinea, the amount of cigarettes were reduced to 20 million, 105 million, 3800 million units, 105 million.

Despite increasing competition, East Africa, Kenya is still in control of the cigarette market. East African countries based on strong demand for imported consumer goods, Kenya recognized as a reliable supplier of cigarettes. In 2010, Kenya's total exports of cigarettes to 10.9 billion, the average price of 15 cents per pack (20 sticks), which exports to major markets in Somalia, the amount of 3.6 billion cigarettes, cigarette exports to Sudan of about 1.9 billion . Kenya's main truck to transport cigarettes across Africa in 2010 exports to Uganda, Zambia, Malawi, Rwanda, cigarette volume was 1.5 billion, 835 million, 715 million, 457 million, more than exports of Mauritius 1 billion. In addition to the African market, Kenya, in 2010 there are 65 million cigarette exports to Norway.

Senegal is Africa's third largest exporter of cigarettes, cigarette in the country in 2010 to $ 2.9 billion exports, worth about $ 33 million. Benefited from the free trade zone and common currency system, other West African countries as its main export market. In 2010, exports to Guinea, Senegal, Liberia, the amount of cigarettes were 593 million, 478 million, while the occupation of Austria and Brazil in some markets such as Sierra Leone, Togo's share.

Côte d'Ivoire cigarette exports in 2010 amounted to 623 million, of which exports to Nepal, Benin's cigarette volume was 332 million, 214 million. In Niger, Senegal and Côte d'Ivoire to become a larger supplier of cigarettes before the German and French cigarettes exported to Niger - mineral export to the States sufficient foreign exchange to import consumer goods.


In 2010, Black Africa's total imports of cigarettes, compared with the previous year increased by nearly 10 percent, to 76 billion. 2005 is the main importing countries of Mozambique, Guinea, Mauritania and Nigeria, and in 2010 was Guinea, Niger, Nigeria, Mauritania and Somalia.

Sudan, or will become a larger importer of cigarettes. In 2010, Sudan imported 30 billion cigarettes, mostly from Kenya. As more and more multinational oil exploration and exploitation in Sudan, Sudan's cigarette imports will increase. For some cigarette exporters, southern Sudan will be an emerging market - from different countries and projects oil industry experts, the influx of workers, the increased demand for cigarettes of various brands.

Chad oil earnings in recent years, the average annual income over $ 4 billion, increasing demand for imports of cigarettes. Niger, Chad was a major supplier of cigarettes, but the competition from Kenya and Senegal, Niger in 2010 makes a sharp fall in exports to the country.

In the past, black Africa's imports from the EU countries a large amount of cigarettes, now mainly imports from some countries in the region of cigarettes. Germany, the Netherlands and France, cigarette exports to the region has remained stable over time, but began to decline in 2010, mainly because the price of cigarettes in South Africa and Kenya, less than half of EU exporters offer; 2007 British Nigeria's exports amounted to 1.74 billion cigarettes, up to 2010 has dropped to very low levels.

As the Swiss cigarette exporters over the past decade trying to develop the African market - will be flown to the mining factory cigarette factory nearby shops, Mauritania, Guinea and some other countries, cigarette imports to the country is increasing.

Some countries import the fast-growing cigarette market. Somalia cigarette imports in 2010 to 50 billion, Namibia cigarette imports in 2010 increased to more than 400 million sticks. Rwanda imports about 700 million, 8 years ago, 3 times. Uganda imported cigarettes in 2010 about 1.6 billion, is the 2003 - 2005, 2 times the average annual imports, mostly from Kenya. Sudan imported cigarettes in 2010 about 2.9 billion, mostly from Kenya. Cameroon 2010 cigarette imports about 2003 - 2005 average annual import volume of 5 times. Mali 2010 imported about 1.6 billion cigarettes, five times eight years ago - the world cotton price increases makes the rapid increase in foreign exchange earnings in Mali. Malawi imports of cigarettes in the past eight years has quadrupled, to $ 1 billion in 2010.


Import and export of cigarette prices, the changing economic situation and the impact of commercial tobacco growing region.

South Africa exports of cigarettes averaged 17 cents per pack (20 sticks), Kenya 15 cents per pack (20 sticks), which will result in some traders shift or these suppliers to stay away from cigarette vendor in Europe .

Sporting event will stimulate a lot of national policy makers to allow cigarette imports during a given period, then imports will cut back sharply. As in 2005, Mozambique hosted the regional games, imported cigarettes within one year of 18 billion, followed by sharp drop in imports.

For economic development, the black African countries seek multinational companies to actively invest and build factories, including the cigarette factory, food factory. Some cigarette manufacturers to enter into contract farming with local farmers to meet the demand for raw materials. In recent years, Mozambique, Zambia, Tanzania, Uganda and other tobacco-growing in good condition for the country to provide more employment opportunities, but also for the completion of the new cigarette factories to increase its appeal. 10 years ago, Nigeria has been important in Europe and the U.S. importer of cigarettes, but in 2010 the increase in the domestic cigarette production, and its imports to 10 billion.

Imported tobacco as the formula used to promote the development of cigarette production, the new cigarette factory needs some high-end brand of tobacco mostly from Brazil, Greece or Argentina imports. South Africa imports flue-cured tobacco. Nigeria imports all types of tobacco, including Kentucky, USA for the production of manufactured tobacco and other chewing tobacco.

In addition, Angola, Nigeria, Gabon, Sudan and Guinea, countries such as oil or mineral exports increased, imports of these countries provides ample foreign exchange, and promoting economic development, per capita purchasing power is growing, a substantial increase in cigarette demand. However, overall, black Africa's per capita cigarette consumption is relatively low, less than one-third of the North American market.

India's cigarette smugglers to stimulate a substantial increase

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India's cigarette smugglers to stimulate a substantial increase in VAT
September 1, India's West Bengal government will increase cigarette tax from 13.5% to 20%, stop at the tobacco tax will be raised to this week (8.28 - 9.3) modified earlier 30% of the maximum permitted rate.

Tax increases can not change the price paid by many consumers, because tax increases mainly by the cigarette manufacturers and wholesalers to bear. However, tax increases will bring creation to encourage smuggling from other states of the "arbitrage opportunity" to weaken the government for more action to the effect of tax risk.

West Bengal Finance Minister Amit Mitra submitted on August 29, "Financial Proposal" when that tobacco products are allowed to put a value-added tax rose 30 percent plan. The new tax rate has not been specifically defined by the Ministry of Finance announced on September 1.

Smokers purchase price of the most popular brand is expected to remain unchanged, since the maximum retail price can not be changed. In West Bengal four boxes of cigarettes sold in each, there are three boxes of manufactured tobacco in India. Although a state VAT rate is different from a state, but the company the same price in the whole state of Bengal sell all popular brands.

However, other tobacco companies, tobacco companies like 戈弗雷菲利 Phillips, there may also be low-priced brand-level retail price increase.

In either case, if there is no moral principles operators from other states with lower VAT, then smuggled cigarettes, West Bengal, raising the value of these operators to obtain money to open a window of opportunity.

For example, if a gold leaf long branch (Gold Flake Kings) from the adjacent Bangaolisa with 入孟加拉邦, these cigarette smugglers can earn 68 rupees. A smoke than a loaf of bread is not large, law enforcement officers in the trick, you can easily smuggle a lot of cigarettes.

If cigarette manufacturers not to mention all of the tax burden to business were the case, smugglers profit could decline it.

Orissa and Bihar tobacco products tax of 13.5%, Jharkhand's tax on tobacco products tax of 14%, all lower than the state of West Bengal on September 1 announcement of the new tax rate of 20%.

This means that a "tax on tobacco tax havens" will be made along the West Bengal, unwittingly lured traders and smuggling channels to link up, suddenly a small fortune, but deprived of much-needed funds for the state financial revenue.

With other states bordering the region, this problem may be more serious. A tobacco industry executive, said: "In addition to the government closely guarded, otherwise, because of cigarette smuggling and tax impact on."

Tobacco manufacturer Philip Indian Tobacco Company and Ge Fulei tobacco companies declined to comment. Indian Tobacco Association, the governing Udayan Lall said: "We have been asked to reduce the tax burden, eventually, tax increases prove to be achieving the desired goals."

Tobacco industry filed an experienced person of another one worrying areas: the sale of smuggled cigarettes. He said: "High and differential tax rates, smuggling and tax evasion to provide attractive arbitrage opportunities, provided the impetus for the illicit manufacture of cigarettes."

Wholesalers and manufacturers will shift the burden to the retailer is not possible. Observers say the tobacco industry, tobacco companies such as India, the profitability of manufacturers may be affected, they will try to cause the buffer to wholesalers as part of impact. However, some tax increases are expected to be transferred to the trade channels (wholesalers and shops).

Hungary: smoking legislation should not result in unemployment

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Hungary: smoking legislation should not result in unemployment

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The end of August, the Hungarian Parliament's Employment and Labor Committee members Pál Kontur said the new regulations undermine the livelihoods of thousands of families, thus increasing the unemployment rate in the least developed regions, this is not the work of those in power.

Pál Kontur at a meeting of the Hungarian Tobacco Growers Association published the remarks. The meeting concerned the European Commission is currently on the EU's "Tobacco Products Directive" What the audit results, in particular, will not have any prohibited or restricted the use of additives proposal.

According to the Hungarian Tobacco Growers Association, said tobacco production in Hungary, providing a livelihood for nearly 20,000 people.

Employed in the tobacco fields who work, 70% women, 93% no qualifications, more than 50% of people with Romanian descent.

Hungary Tobacco Growers Association, said a total ban on tobacco product additives will damage the burley production employed about 10,000 workers their livelihood.

Although the Hungarian President Illés Bényei Tobacco Growers Association, said excessive controls will damage the livelihoods of thousands of Hungarian families continue to concern the fact, but he also said that in order to maintain employment in the restructuring of the subsidy provided by the European Union need a medium-term guarantee.

Meanwhile, the Office of the Minister responsible for social integration, chief political adviser Zoltán Lakner this meeting in the Tobacco Growers Association, said, "Every one to create and maintain employment, improve the legal culture and to promote self-reliance, contribute to social on the livelihoods of the poorest groups and families thrive ideas and efforts must be supported. "

UK Tobacco Manufacturers Association downsizing

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UK Tobacco Manufacturers Association downsizing

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According to "Financial Times" article written by Jacob Ross said, the leaders of the British Tobacco Manufacturers' Association for failing to convince the Union Government to abolish the Labour government's anti-tobacco measures to prepare to leave.

In Association British American Tobacco, Imperial Tobacco and Japan Tobacco International, the Association's first review the structure after 1997 joined the Tobacco Manufacturers Association, and in 2007 when the Association president Christopher Ogden in October leave.

Ogden said the review led to the association structure, the improvement will make the Tobacco Manufacturers Association, seven employees in the five to leave. The purpose of the improvement association, is to cut costs, eliminate association with the Association's public affairs team of duplication of work, a more localized approach to carry out lobbying and organizing activities.

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