JTI - Japan Tobacco International is the international tobacco division of Japan Tobacco, a leading international tobacco product manufacturer. The holding company is JT International SA and headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, and sells its brands in 120 countries. JTI is international business division is located and listed in Switzerland, but management decisions are made at the headquarters in Japan. The company is semi-state owned.

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JTI is the tobacco market leader and one of the biggest FMCG companies in Russia in terms of sales value. The company's portfolio includes the international brands Winston, LD, Mevius, Camel, and Sobranie, as well as Russian brands Donskoy Tabak, Kiss, Play, Peter I, Troika.

The Company Statement
August 24, 2023

Promised to suspend investments, marketing and launch of new products. The company not excluded the possibility of a suspension of its manufacturing operations in Russia. But is still operating in Russia with increasing revenue volumes in 2022 vs 2021 (+$1.5bn or +26%). NACP included Japan Tobacco International in the list of international sponsors of the war. The Director of Corporate Affairs and Communications at Japan Tobacco International (JTI), Sergei Glushkov, informed journalists that the company has decided to maintain its business operations in Russia. According to him, JTI does not want to 'deprive consumers of the products they are accustomed to,' despite 'events of two years ago.

April 30, 2024Japan Tobacco reshapes supply chains to protect Russia business
November 03, 2023The manufacturer of Camel, Winston and LD decided to maintain business in the Russian Federation
October 02, 2023Companies from the USA are the most in the ranking of foreign businesses in Russia
September 29, 2023Rotational Excellence Development Program at JTI (Japan Tobacco International)!
August 24, 2023NACP included Philip Morris International and Japan Tobacco International in the list of international sponsors of the war
April 11, 2023Letter sent by B4Ukraine to the company (no response provided)
February 24, 2023Japanese firms split on staying in business in Russia
March 31, 2022JT Group 2022 first quarter financial results
March 10, 2022JTI suspends investments in Russia and continues to prioritize the safety of its employees and their families
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