Press release FITA 30 October 2018

For immediate release:

FITA has engaged with the Department of Economic Development and Competition Commission with a view to:

1. Raise multiple concerns which stifle local industry;

2. Raise concerns which threaten jobs of thousands of direct and indirect employees;

3. Present evidence of anti-competitive practices, criminal offences and unfair dealings which implicate multinational tobacco manufacturers;

4. Raise concerns that have and continue to suppress local economic growth of homegrown South African businesses.

Issued by the Fair-trade Independent Tobacco Association: 30 October 2018

For queries kindly contact Monique Vogel t: 011 044 5355; e: Monique@fita.co.za

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