BAT has announced that it has resumed sales in South Africa after the government ended its near five-month ban on the sale of tobacco products.
The decision to end the ban, announced on 15 August, is part of the country’s move to level 2 of lockdown from level 3.
'Pleased' With The Decision
BAT’s regional director of Americas and Sub-Saharan Africa, Luciano Comin, said, “We are pleased with the South African government’s decision to move from lockdown level 3 to level 2 and thereby end the ban on tobacco sales.
“We have resumed our business in South Africa while continuing to await the outcome of our recent legal case.”
The company’s South African subsidiary started shipping tobacco products to trade partners on Monday, 17 August.