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