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Caribbean Cigar Makers Turn to the European and Chinese Markets

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I found the the FDA reasoning behind the decision interesting.  

Radhames Rodriguez is using a rare tobacco and special wrapper to roll 50,000 of his new premium cigars, the Pulita, in the Dominican Republic. U.S. aficionados shouldn’t get their hopes up though -- the limited-edition cigar won’t be on sale anywhere near them.

Named after Rodriguez’s grandfather, who started the business sixty years ago, the Pulita will only be marketed in Europe. That’s because Rodriguez can’t face the headache and cost of complying with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s new tobacco regulations.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-08-10/caribbean-s-forbidden-fruit-turns-to-europe-china-for-a-market

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Great, I'll have something to pick up in China then :P

 

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That's how they do it now, 'administrative law' made by bureaucrats. The legislative 'representatives', who don't really look out for the people's interests, love it. More government size, regulations, and taxes - - but they can blame someone else at election time. And the money interests paying out campaign contributions are satisfied with your 'work' for them. The majority of new laws are driven by monied special interests. Only the Big Boys will have the cash to follow the agency regs. Funny how that works.

Future opportunity for overseas dealers to ship another class of cigars to the states incognito.

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