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CAA President David Ozgo Resigns

Ozgo’s tenure at CAA lasted for a little more than two years.

Report: Premium Cigar Imports Near 2022 Levels Through Q3 2023

It seems possible that 2023 might actually beat out the record-setting number of premium cigars imported to the U.S. in 2022.

Report: Cigar Imports Remain Steady Through August 2023

There were 46.6 million premium cigars imported to the U.S. in August, a drop of 3.5 percent compared to last year.

CAA, PCA Ask OMB to Stop FDA’s Proposed Flavored Cigar Ban

Earlier this week, the two groups met with government officials regarding the upcoming flavored cigar ban.

Report: Premium Cigar Imports Drop From Record High of 2022

The CAA’s latest report shows imports aren’t keeping pace with the record year of 2022, but they are still incredibly strong compared to pre-COVID-19 levels.

Report: Premium Cigar Imports Cool During Q1 2023

While imports were down 8.8 percent from the record-setting pace set last year, 2023 has been noticeably stronger compared to where the cigar market was prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Report: Record Number of Premium Cigar Imports into the U.S. in 2022

There were 464.54 million premium cigars imported into the U.S. in 2022, a record-setting year. That increase is largely due to one country: Nicaragua.

CAA Names Brian Fojtik as SVP of Government Relations

Most recently, Fojtik worked at the National Association of Tobacco Outlets (NATO).

Report: FDA’s Flavored Cigar Ban Could Cost Retailers $4 Billion

In addition to the nearly $4 billion in lost retail sales, governments around the country would lose a combined $750 million in tax revenue.

Report: Premium Cigar Imports Remain Strong Through August 2022

Imports from the Dominican Republic and Honduras are more or less flat through the end of August 2022 but Nicaragua continues to grow.