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Premium Cigar Association

Premium Cigar Association Furloughs Staff, Ends Lobbying Contracts Amid Financial Shortfall

The Premium Cigar Association (PCA) has informed its staff that they will be furloughed as the organization navigates through its new financial situation. “The PCA...
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PCA 2021 Convention & Trade Show: July 10-13, 2021

The 2021 PCA Convention & Trade Show will take place July 10-13, 2021 at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas. In an email sent...
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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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12 Thoughts: PCA 2020 Is Canceled, Now Onto Bigger Problems

A few weeks ago, I raised a question to some people in the cigar industry: What would the conditions need to be for the Premium...
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PCA 2020 Trade Show Canceled

The PCA 2020 Convention & Trade Show, the cigar industry’s most important event on the calendar, has been canceled due to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic....
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The Venetian/Sands Announces COVID-19 Safety Measures, PCA Says 2020 Trade Show Still Happening

The Venetian/Sands Expo Center—the home of the cigar industry’s most important trade show—has publicly unveiled some of the safety measures it will put in place...
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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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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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CRA, PCA Petition HHS/FDA to Delay May 2020 Substantial Equivalence Deadline

Two cigar trade groups have asked FDA to delay the May 2020 substantial equivalence submission deadline due to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. If it doesn’t...
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PCA Says 2020 Trade Show Still Happening

The Premium Cigar Association (PCA) says its 2020 Convention & Trade Show is still scheduled for July 10-14. In an email sent to its members...
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PCA 2020: The Reckoning is Here

The moment of reckoning has arrived. On Friday, Altadis U.S.A., Davidoff of Geneva USA, Drew Estate and General Cigar Co.—likely the four largest companies in...
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