WORLD NEWS SUPERFAST
Johannesburg, South Africa News – According to information received by the World News Superfast, tobacco companies are scheduled to proceed with litigation against the South African government for banning tobacco products during a nearly five-month coronavirus lockdown. South African tobacco products companies filed a case against the government in protest against the ban caused by the Corona virus. Company organization says that we pay tax on time. This restriction is against trade policy. We will not follow it. The only one of its kind worldwide – imposed under the 2002 Disaster Management Act, the government justified it on health grounds based on advice from its medical experts as well as the World Health Organization (WHO).
Ban on sale of tobacco products and alcohol was lifted on Monday
A ban on the sale of tobacco products and alcohol in South Africa was lifted on Monday as a relaxation of measures to combat the coronavirus epidemic in South Africa. The Fair Trade Independent Tobacco Association (FITA), an organization representing 80 percent of cigarette manufacturers in South Africa, submitted an application to the court on 4 May against Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma. The FITA stated that there is no rational connection between the status of the cigarette ban and the disaster declaration that is supposed to prevent the spread of COVID-19.