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.
of premium cigars
to the US, Elnuevodiario.com.ni 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.