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 8am Eastern Time.

Cigar Industry Report: Volume 6, Number 48 (Edition 249 10/21/17)

Feature of the Week: Motion to Intervene in Cigar Industry Lawsuit by Health Organizations Denied

A federal judge denied a motion for intervention by a group of health organizations to intervene in the cigar industry’s lawsuit filed against the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The ruling was handed down by Judge Amit Mehta in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. We have the details here.

News and Previews

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 sponsors were added. The total number of sponsors is now 128.
  • 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 is now 18.
  • 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 is now 88.
  • FDA: The FDA has extended select compliance deadlines for areas impacted by recent hurricanes and fires.

Cigar Coop Coffee Collection

Reminder, we have partnered with Layne Coffee to offer two unique coffee blends. We have the details here. You can also order your coffee here.

Prime Time Show

This week, we welcomed Juan Martinez, President of Joya de Nicaragua for Episode 26. In our Debonaire Ideal segment, we talked Nicaraguan culture and history. Finally, in our full Deliberation segment, we talked export numbers recently reported and why it was a bit surprising (or maybe not) from Nicaragua.

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Upcoming Schedule (Subject to Change)

Episode 27 (10/26/17): Fabien Ziegler, Drew Estate
Episode 28 (11/2/17): Live from La Zona Palooza, Miami Florida
Episode 29 (11/9/17): Jeff Borysiewicz, Corona Cigar Company
Episode 30 (11/16/17): Ram Rodriguez, El Artista

Special Edition #15 (10/24/17): Jonathan Carney, La Flor Dominican

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