Cigar Industry Report

The Cigar Industry Report is a one stop place to catch up on the activity here at Cigar Coop. It is a combination of our news reports, cigar reviews, and assessment updates we do throughout the week. 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 6, Number 20 (Edition 221 4/8/17)

Feature of the Week: Shipping Container with Arturo Fuente Cigars Stolen

A 40 foot container, en-route the Arturo Fuente warehouse in Tampa from Port Everglades was stolen. The container contained what was described as hundreds of thousands of Arturo Fuente cigars. We got the details here.

News Recap

Legislative News

  • House of Representatives: H.R. 564 is a proposed piece of legislation that calls for an exemption from FDA Regulation for premium handmade cigars. This week two new co-sponsors signed on including: Will Hurd [R-Texas] and Ted Poe [R-Texas] The total number of sponsors is now 102.
  • U.S. SenateS.294 is the Senate companion bill to H.R. 564. This week Johnny Isaacson [R-Georgia] re-signed as a co-sponsor and Chuck Grassley [R-Iowa] signed on. The total number of sponsors is now 15.
  • House Bill 1136: This is legislation that was introduced by Rep Tom Cole (R-Oklahoma) and Rep Sanford Bishop (D-Georgia) to change the Grandfather Date for Deeming Tobacco products subject to FDA Regulation from February 15 2017 to 21 days after enactment of the regulations. This week 8 co-sponsors signed on including: John Rutherford [R-Florida], Jim Costa [R-California], Clay Higgins [R-Louisiana], Walter Jones [R-North Carolina], Morgan Griffith [R-Virginia], Rod Blum [R-Iowa], Henry Cuellar [D-Texas], and Scott Tipton [R-Colorado].The total sponsor count is now 43.
  • Montana: A tobacco tax was defeated by a State House Panel


Editor’s Corner

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