IPCPR Legislative | Alerts


20 Jan Chicago, IL: Court Rules OTP Tax Illegal

Last year the International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers Association, the National Association of Tobacco Outlets, Iwan Ries & Co., the Cigar Association of America, the Illinois Association of Wholesale Distributors, the Illinois Retail Merchants Association, and Arangold Corporation d/b/a Arango Cigar Co., filed a...

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18 Jan FDA Issues Guidance on Sampling

Earlier this week the FDA issued a draft guidance to industry regarding what is permissible when providing “free samples” of premium cigars and other covered tobacco products. On August 8, 2016, the FDA’s deeming rule went into effect, extending to newly deemed products the “free...

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13 Jan Congress Re-Introduces the Traditional Cigar Manufacturing and Small Business Jobs Preservation Act

Today, Congressman Bill Posey (R-FL) re-introduced the Traditional Cigar Manufacturing and Small Business Jobs Preservation Act of 2017, at the request of the International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers Association (“IPCPR”) and Cigar Rights of America (“CRA”).  The legislation’s explicit purpose is to both define...

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28 Dec FDA Extends Ingredient Listing Deadline

This week the FDA announced a six-month extension of the ingredient listing requirement for manufacturers and importers of newly “deemed” tobacco products (including cigars) that are on the market as of August 8, 2016.  This extension pushes the submission deadline from February 8, 2017 until...

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