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Gallaher, Shanghai Tobacco to sign Russia/China cigarette distribution deal 

Jump to full article: interactive investor international, 2003-11-03


The Shanghai Tobacco Monopoly Bureau and UK cigarette maker Gallaher Group PLC are signing a deal this morning to allow for the distribution of their respective products in China and Russia, a Shanghai Tobacco official said.

"The aim of the co-operation is in brand distribution, meaning that the British company can distribute Chinese cigarettes in Russia and we can distribute British cigarettes in China," the official said.

The official said that the Jin Lu brand cigarettes will be distributed in Russia, but would not disclose the name of the Gallaher brand intended for the China market.

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