In 2017 Georgia has imported $101.9 million work of cigarettes. The number is slightly up from 2016 ($101.6 million). 2017 also saw growth in imports of cigars and cigarillos. Cigar imports increased 39% from 2016, a value of $651,000.
As reported by Caucasus Business Week, the Young Financiers and Businessmen Association (AFBA) welcomes discussions to be held by the Parliamentary Committee on Health Care and Social Affairs, which will consider amendments to the Law on Tobacco.
AFBA calls on the Healthcare and Social Committee to introduce amendments to the Law on Tobacco and to consider the amendments they initially offered, reducing smoking restrictions to the private sector and small businesses.