Japanese tobacco products manufacturer Japan Tobacco International (JTI) will remain in Russia and continue its business, but will not introduce new generation tobacco heating devices to the local market. This was reported by TASS with reference to Sergei Glushkov, Director of Corporate Relations and Communications of JTI Russia.
According to Glushkov, the company decided to remain in the country after the events began “two years ago” so as not to deprive Russian consumers of the “product they are accustomed to.”
At the same time, JTI’s work still has limitations: the company will not introduce a new generation of tobacco heating devices to the market.
Glushkov added that JTI reserves the right to make any decision. The company complies with both Russian regulatory standards and international legislation.
Four JTI companies currently operate in the Russian Federation, employing about 4,000 workers. The company sells Winston, Sobranie, Camel, LD and Russian Style cigarettes. In March 2022, JTI suspended investments and marketing projects in Russia.
In September, British tobacco products manufacturer British American Tobacco announced the sale of its Russian business. Following the transaction, the company in Russia will be called ITMS Group.
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