Magazine article Economic Review

Export of Tobacco and Tobacco Products

Magazine article Economic Review

Export of Tobacco and Tobacco Products

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One of the functions assigned to the Pakistan Tobacco Board under the provision of relevant law is to regulate, control and promote the export of tobacco products. In pursuance of aforesaid function, the Board makes concerted efforts to promote the export of tobacco and its products so as to earn the much-needed foreign exchange for the country. The Pakistan Tobacco Board has geared up its research and development activities to improve the yield and quality of tobacco so that it could be exported to other countries in larger quantities. Also, the Pakistan Tobacco Board has adopted following measures for promotion of export:

An Export Promotion Committee on Tobacco and its Manufactures comprising of representative of Export Promotion Bureau, Pakistan Tobacco Board, Tobacco Trade and Tobacco Growers reviews the export situation of tobacco/cigarettes. periodically and formulates recommendations for promotion thereof.

The Board keeps close liaison with the Embassies of Pakistan in tobacco producing/importing countries and the information received from them on production, consumption import/exports and prices are conveyed to the tobacco exporting companies to keep them abreast with the trade trend in international markets and to enable them to sustain the markets in existing importing countries of Pakistan's tobacco and find new markets

The Board issues bi-annual journal Pak Tobacco which is made available to Pakistan's Embassies abroad for their information.

The Pakistan Tobacco Board and Tobacco Companies lay out, each year, project plots, model plots, and demonstration plots under supervised production program so as to produce better quality tobacco not only for export, but also for domestic use Holding of Seminars - An International Seminar on Tobacco, the first ever, was arranged in collaboration with Export Promotion Bureau on September 8-9, 1999 wherein prominent speakers! …

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