Estonia May Stop Selling PMI, JTI Products Due to Their Presence in Russia

Regulations by 2FIRSTS.ai
Mar.08
Estonia May Stop Selling PMI, JTI Products Due to Their Presence in Russia
Estonian Defense Minister targets Western companies supporting Russian military, plans to stop selling their products in response to Ukraine conflict.

According to Estonia Teletower, Estonian Defense Minister Hanno Pevkur pointed out that despite many Western companies ceasing operations in Russia, there are still companies providing economic support to Russia's military. Pevkur stated that the Ministry of Defense may stop supplying products from major companies such as PepsiCo, Mars, and Nestle, as the goal and impact of doing so would be far greater than just temporary discomfort. He hopes that everyone can understand and support this decision, to help Ukraine towards victory.

 

This decision mainly affects manufacturers who have been listed by the Ukrainian National Anti-Corruption Bureau (NAPC) as international sponsors of war. Ukraine aims to pressure foreign companies operating in Russia by issuing this list, urging them to cease their commercial activities in Russia in order to prevent them from providing financial support to Russia's war against Ukraine.

 

According to Defense Minister Pevkur, the Ministry of Defense will stop selling products from major multinational companies including PepsiCo, Mars, Nestle, Unilever, and Mondelēz International at vending machines, coffee shops, and other sales points within its jurisdiction. These products include chocolates, cookies, potato chips, ice cream, chewing gum, and sodas, among other snacks. In addition, tobacco products from Philip Morris International and Japan Tobacco International will also be prohibited from sale.

 

Kristo Raud, the Head of Infrastructure and Services at the Estonian Defense Investment Center, stated that they will advise partners to consider using equivalent products as replacements if possible.

 

The Defense Investment Center requires its partners to remove these products from their product lines within 60 days of receiving notice.

 

Disclaimer: 
This article is translated from an original Chinese article available on 2firsts.cn by AI, and has been reviewed and edited by 2FIRSTS's English editorial team. The Chinese original text is the only authoritative source of information. The exclusive copyright and license rights to this article are held by 2FIRSTS Technology Co., Ltd. Any reproduction, reprinting, or redistribution of this article, either in part or in full, requires express written permission from 2FIRSTS and must include clear attribution along with a link to this content. Non-compliance may result in legal action. 2FIRSTS Technology Co., Ltd. reserves the right to pursue legal actions in case of unauthorized use or distribution.

British Government Provides Tax-Free Tobacco to Ukrainian Soldiers Training in the UK
British Government Provides Tax-Free Tobacco to Ukrainian Soldiers Training in the UK
The UK government is providing tax-free cigarettes to Ukrainian soldiers training in the country, despite proposed smoking ban.
Regulations
Apr.22 by 2FIRSTS.ai
Ho Chi Minh City Crackdown on Illegal E-Cigarettes Exceeds $20,000
Ho Chi Minh City Crackdown on Illegal E-Cigarettes Exceeds $20,000
Ho Chi Minh City Market Management Authority cracked down on nearly 20 cases of illegal e-cigarette activities worth over 52 billion VND.
Regulations
May.28 by 2FIRSTS.ai
Philippine Customs Seizes over 2.5 kg of Cannabis at Airport
Philippine Customs Seizes over 2.5 kg of Cannabis at Airport
Philippine Customs seizes over 2.5 kg of marijuana and 70 e-cigarettes with cannabis oil worth $61,519 at Manila airport.
Regulations
Apr.29 by 2FIRSTS.ai
South Korea may Increase Cigarette Tax to Offset Economic Recession
South Korea may Increase Cigarette Tax to Offset Economic Recession
South Korean government may increase tobacco tax to compensate for long-term economic decline. Possibility of cigarette price rising to 8,000 KRW.
Regulations
Dec.27 by 2FIRSTS.ai
Bentley: Juul Exit Threatens Progress in Harm Reduction
Bentley: Juul Exit Threatens Progress in Harm Reduction
The Food and Drug Administration’s order to remove Juul products from the U.S. market threatens progress in tobacco harm reduction, according to Guy Bentley, director of consumer freedom at the Reason Foundation.
Industry Insight
Jul.01
E-cigarette Use Surpasses Traditional Cigarette Smoking Among American Youth
E-cigarette Use Surpasses Traditional Cigarette Smoking Among American Youth
The latest medical research from the Medical University of South Carolina reveals that an increasing number of American youth are choosing e-cigarettes over traditional cigarettes.
Market
Nov.17 by 2FIRSTS.ai