Nicaragua: Tobacco Exports Up 19%
Thursday, October 5, 2017
Premium cigars led Nicaraguan tobacco sales abroad in the first half of the year, registering a 19% increase over the same period in 2016.
Due in part to the promotion of several cigar brands that entered the US market before the first half of last year, tobacco sales increased from $81.7 million in the first half of 2016 to $96.9 million in the same period this year. 

Regarding exports of premium cigars to the US, points out that " ... this sector has registered positive numbers despite the United States Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act". The new law "requires manufacturers of regulated products (premium cigars) to demonstrate that they comply with all measures."

According to Anielka Ortez, president of the Nicaraguan Chamber of Tobacco Producers, "cigars are a product to be savoured, they are not sold in a mass format, and those aspects are being evaluated, but the main thing is everything that has to do with labeling, shipping products to laboratories is what the regulation is asking us for, and for that procedure we are extending the timeframe."

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