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Cigar Association of America

Cigar Industry, FDA Meet in Court Ahead of September Substantial Equivalence Deadline

Attorneys for the cigar industry and the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) were back in federal court to present arguments about whether part or...
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Six Thoughts: Appeals Court Strikes Down All FDA Cigar & Pipe Warning Labels

Earlier today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled that the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) could not require...
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District Court Strikes Down FDA Warning Labels for All Cigars & Pipes

In a move that could end up being a mixed bag for premium cigar smokers, a federal appeals court has ruled that the U.S. Food...
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FDA Tells Court It Won’t Delay September Substantial Equivalence Deadline

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is not planning on delaying the current Sept. 9, 2020 deadline by which cigar companies will have to...
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Eight Cigar Companies & Two Cigar Trade Groups Seek Indefinite Delay of FDA Substantial Equivalence Due to Coronavirus

A new motion has been filed in one of the lawsuits related to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA) regulation of cigars, this time...
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Premium Cigar Imports Decreased 8.3 Percent in 2019

The number of premium cigars imported to the U.S. was significantly down in 2019, Data from both the government and the Cigar Association of America...
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Court Tells FDA to Make a Decision Regarding Substantial Equivalence Extension This Week or Risk Trial

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) will have until this Friday to grant an extension for the upcoming substantial equivalence deadline, set for May...
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CAA Names Tyler Menzler Director of Legislative Affairs

Tyler Menzler is the new director of legislative affairs for the Cigar Association of America (CAA). He most recently served as a congressional policy analyst...
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Javier Estades Extends CAA Chairmanship Through 2020

Javier Estades, president of Tabacalera USA, will be the chairman of the Cigar Association of America (CAA) for another year. The CAA is one of...
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Federal Appeals Court Hears FDA Cigar Warning Label Lawsuit

Earlier today, the cigar industry’s lawsuit over FDA regulations entered a new courtroom. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit heard...
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Cigar Industry Files Amended FDA Lawsuit Complaint

Three cigar trade groups have filed an updated complaint in their lawsuit against the U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA) deeming regulations and their impacts...
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