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Taiwan to directly buy Malawi tobacco this year 

Jump to full article: Afriquenligne (fr), 2007-07-19

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Malawi's tobacco industry Tuesday received a big boost from the Republic of China on Taiwan which has agreed to have the crop enter the island state's markets directly starting this year.

The Taiwanese ambassador to Malawi, James Chuang, told journalists in Lilongwe on Tuesday that his government will from this year going to purchase flue cured tobacco worth 1,190.4 tonnes from local tobacco processing companies.

Chuang said a state-owned Taiwanese tobacco organisation recommended that the local companies should directly supply them the leaf after complying with all the required procedures.

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