Posts tagged: tobacco production

Vietnam to maintain strict controls on tobacco investments

Tweet Vietnam will continue to restrict foreign investment in tobacco production, only allowing foreign companies to partner with local producers. The report cited a recent Industry and Trade Ministry’s decision as saying that the government will continue to hold a controlling stake in tobacco companies with new foreign investment. These companies are not allowed to expand their production capacities from what was previously approved by the aut ... Jump to full article >>

Black Americans and Tobacco

Tweet The onset of slavery in America can be directly linked to the beginning of tobacco production in this country. Though many factors contributed to slavery in the New World, tobacco was the main reason that slavery first flourished as an industry. By the mid-1600s the slave trade flourished with established routes connecting North America, Africa and the West Indies. Manufactured goods were traded for African Natives; the African Natives wer ... Jump to full article >>