TI Market Share: VIETNAM

Vietnam tobacco industry has about 22 companies, most of them are state-owned, under six focal points: 1)Vietnam Tobacco Company (Vinataba): takes 58.9% market share 2)Khanh Viet Company 3)Saigon Industry Company 4)Dong Nai Food Industry Company 5)27/7 Company 6)Binh Duong Industry Service and Tobacco Limited Company. Vinataba takes 58.9% market share including the share for its…

TI Market Share: THAILAND

Thailand Tobacco Monopoly (TTM), is a state owned enterprise of the Thai government, which has more than 50% of the cigarette market in the country. TTM is considered a government agency and several government officials work for the company. Philip Morris Thailand Limited (PMTL), in 1991, the company began distributing Philip Morris International brands for sale…

TI Market Share: SINGAPORE

The Singapore cigarette market is dominated by the top four transnational tobacco companies (Philip Morris Singapore, British American Tobacco Singapore, Japan Tobacco International Singapore, Imperial Tobacco Asia) controlling more than 97 percent of market share. Philip Morris Singapore owns 50 percent of the market share and its brands are imported from Philippines and Indonesia. British…

JMC in Action

The Department of Education adopted a policy to prohibit TI contributions (so-called CSR of TI) in public schools and warned those reported to have received TI CSR indirectly. The Department of Health introduced a more stringent version of the JMC that applies to all agencies and personnel in the agency. When a multinational tobacco company…

RECOMMENDATION 7

DO NOT GIVE PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT TO THE TOBACCO INDUSTRY Regardless of whether the tobacco industry is owned by the government or not, all the recommendations should apply in the same manner. In a way, having a state-owned tobacco industry makes it easier for the government to regulate it in accordance with the obligations embodied in WHO…