The Cigar Industry Report is a one-stop place to catch up on the activity here at Cigar Coop. It is a combination of the news reports, cigar reviews, and assessment updates we do throughout the week. In addition, each week we will look back at Cigar Coop history. Look for this report every Saturday morning at 8 am Eastern Time.


Cigar Industry Report: Volume 6, Number 32 (Edition 233 7/1/17)

Feature of the Week: Premium Cigar Exemption and Grandfather Change Makes Agriculture Appropriations Bill

A Proposed Premium Cigar Exemption and Grandfather Date change has cleared House Appropriations Subcommittee. The Agriculture Appropriations Bill will now be drafted into a final overall Appropriations Bill and there is a chance the proposals for premium cigars may not make be included. We got the details here.

IPCPR 2017 Pre Game

Our 2017 IPCPR Digest is live. You can follow up on all of our reports leading up to the 2017 IPCPR Trade Show opening July 10th in Las Vegas. We published Part 1 of our IPCPR Pre-Game Report:  “A Look at This Year’s Trade Show and Convention“.

These are some of our IPCPR Pre-Game reports of things to expect at this year’s show.

Other News

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 no new co-sponsors were added. The total number of sponsors at 118.
  • U.S. SenateS.294 is the Senate companion bill to H.R. 564. This week no new co-sponsors were added. The total number of sponsors remains at 16.
  • House Bill 1136: H.R. 1136 is the legislation 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 no new co-sponsors were added. The total number of sponsors remains at 77.
  • California:  A 153 percent tax increase n premium cigars has gone into effect – raising the tax to 65.08% of the wholesale cost.
  • Delaware: There is a proposed tax increase on cigars from 15 to 30 percent.


Feature Story

Prime Time Show

For Episode 12, Juan Cancel and Bill Ives, Cubariqueño Cigar Company were our special guesst. We talked coffee in our Debonaire Ideal Segment, In our Deliberation Segment with his a variety of topic including “Smoke Now or Wait” when it comes to purchasing a cigar.

Prime Time Special Edition

For Special Edition #5, we welcomed J. Glynn Loope, Executive Director of Cigar Rights of America.

Prime Time Schedule

Our shows are available on YouTube, Podbean, iTunes, Tune In Radio, and Google Play.

Upcoming Schedule (Subject to Change)

Special Edition #6 (6/27/17): Mel Shah, Bombay Tobak
Episode 13 (7/5/17-Weds): Skip Martin, RoMa Craft Tobac

IPCPR Trade Show 7/10-7/14/17

Episode 14 (7/20/17): Tim Cavenagh and Justin Gao Mathson Hansen, Alpha Cigar Company
Episode 15 (7/27/17): Paul Stulac, Paul Stulac Cigars
Episode 16 (8/3/17): Bryan Mussard, Cattle Baron Cigars

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