The British Tobacco Argentine tobacco company (BAT, formerly Nobleza Piccardo) increased its 7% cigarettes price, equivalent to an average of $ 4 per package, due to "the current inflation context", according to the company .
In a statement, BAT expressed her "Concern about non-compliance with paying the minimum tax from specific informal tobacco companies, which affects the possibility of competing on equal terms".
The company highlighted the increase in the lower tax that came into effect on March 1 last year on cigarettes "has eliminated the only legal option available to the industry to fight illegal trade".
From this increase, the Lucky Strike Box Strike and Lucky Strike price will be Click Cool Box at $ 81, and Lucky Strike Red KS and Lucky Strike Click Cool KS, $ 77.
The price of a 20 unit Rothmans will go to $ 74 and the Box 20 format will cost $ 74, while the price of the new Rothmans will click CA 20 at $ 65.
On the other hand, Mall 20 Pall Mall will cost $ 77.
The other major tobacco company in the country, Massalin Special, has already increased its cigarettes prices. The average 7% increase applies from March 1.
In this way, prices like Marlboro Mega Box and Red Box will be priced at $ 88 and $ 86 respectively and will be connected, while Philip Morris Box will be $ 81 and in its KS $ 77 version Finally, Caerfield will cost $ 76 on Friday in its Box and $ 71 version in the CA version; and L & M will cost $ 65 in its Red Red and Blue KS versions.
The tobacco companies did not remember that published prices "are respected through the national territory" a Existing regulations prohibit them being changed during commercialization periods. Anyway, in many kiosks of Mendoza's Largest they do not comply with this measure and they emphasize the prices or cigarettes
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