The Cigar Industry Report is a one stop place to catch up on the activity here at Cigar Coop and Stogie Geeks. It is a combination of our news reports, cigar reviews, and assessment updates we do throughout the week. We will also recap what happened on our Stogie Geeks show. Finally, each week we will look back at Cigar Coop history. Look for this report every Saturday morning at 8am Eastern time.

Cigar Industry Report: Volume 5, Number 47 (Edition 196 10/15/16)

Feature of the Week: U.S. Restrictions on Bringing Back Cuban Cigars Lifted

The Embargo wasn’t lifted. You still can’t buy Cuban Cigars at retailers or online, nor can retailers carry Cuban Cigars. However, if you are traveling overseas, you will be allowed to purchase Cuban Cigars. Today,  the latest in a series of steps from the Obama Administration designed to open up trade was announced. One of those steps ends the restricting and limits on purchasing Cuban goods abroad – including when visiting Cuba.

News Recap

Legislative News

  • Senate Bill S. 441: S. 441 is the Senate Bill to gain an exemption from the FDA on premium cigars. This week, no new co-sponsors were added.  The total sponsor count remains at 21.
  • House Bill HR 662: H.R. 662 is House Bill to gain an exemption from the FDA on premium cigars. This week, no new co-sponsors were added.  The total sponsor count remainsat 169
  • House Bill 2058:  H.R. 2058 is the House Bill to change the effective date for cigars subject to FDA regulation from 2007 to 21 months following any proposed regulations are put into effect. This week no new co-sponsors were added. The total number of sponsors remains at 78.

Feature Story

This week we had one feature stories:


Agile Cigar Review

Stogie Geeks

Stogie Geeks Shorts

This week’s topic was on Dueling Cigars.

Stogie Geeks News

This week on Stogie Geeks News, we look at a new ultra-premium line of cigars and accessories from Davidoff, a new tubo offering from Padron, a new job for Gabriel Alvarez, and a big update on bringing cigars back from Cuba.


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