Welcome to Fair Trade Independent Tobacco Association (FITA) Website

FITA is an independent non-profit company formed by Southern African cigarette manufacturers demanding a fair trading environment – free of competitor harassment and unfair competition. FITA members are mindful of the socio-economic climate in Southern Africa and produce high-quality VALUE brands of cigarettes.
FITA is committed to educating manufacturers, retailers and consumers about all aspects relating to the manufacture, sale and use of cigarettes in South Africa through a fair and transparent forum!

We welcome any comments, suggestions and feedback relevant to the organization.



Judgment has been reserved in the tobacco ban court case. FITA says the cigarette ban is illogical and has impacted...

Posted by Newzroom Afrika on Wednesday, 10 June 2020

Oral arguments in tobacco ban to be heard Wednesday

British American Tobacco SA has lost more than R2 billion due to cigarette sales ban

FITA explains decision to put tobacco legal battle on hold

FITA beveg die verbod op tabakprodukte

The ban of cigarettes in SA

Illicit cigarette trade and the future of the tobacco industry in South Africa

Tobacco control bill

Ipsos study shows the trade of illegal cigarettes is booming

SARS losing R7bn in tax due to illegal cigarette sales

The Secret Bribes of Big Tobacco

Tobacco association rejects illicit cigarettes report

Police escort BAT cigarette trucks, taxpayers foot bill.

Fokus, 25 March 2018

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