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Fiji to export Tobacco products to NZ

October 5, 2015 5:30 am

Fiji will start exporting tobacco products into New Zealand in the next few weeks.

Fiji, British American Tobacco has invested about two million dollars in a new export line.

British American Tobacco General Manager Ritesh Dass say they will export around fifty million sticks of cigarettes to New Zealand every year, generating close to three million dollars in export revenue.

“More importantly we make a contribution to the growth and prosperity of our beloved Fiji, together with helping the communities that we operate and thrive for a better quality of life through our CSR initiatives.Our economic contribution both direct and indirect amounts to over 1.2 billion dollars over the last five years.”

Dass says the opening of the new export line will be a major benefit for the economy.

Minister for Trade Faiyaz Koya, who launched the new export line, says this will also open up new markets for other manufacturers.

Meanwhile, discussions are already underway for British American Tobacco about how to further increase exports in the future – which will naturally mean more investment, higher exports returns and more benefits for Fiji.