State Tobacco Monopoly Administration

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State Tobacco Monopoly Administration
国家烟草专卖局
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Agency overview
FormedJanuary 1984
TypeNational office
JurisdictionState Council of the People's Republic of China
Headquarters55 South Yuetan Street, Xicheng District, Beijing, China, 100045
Minister responsible
  • Ling Chengxing (凌成兴), Director of State Tobacco Monopoly Administration
Parent departmentMinistry of Industry and Information Technology of the People's Republic of China
Websitewww.tobacco.gov.cn

State Tobacco Monopoly Administration (abbreviated as STMA) is a Chinese government agency responsible for enforcing the tobacco monopoly in China and has oversight over the China National Tobacco Corporation, which is the government owned corporation that has a virtual monopoly in serving the country's customer base of 350 million smokers, who consume 1.7 trillion cigarettes every year in China.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Todd, Anne, "Turning Over a New Leaf" Archived 2007-05-29 at the Wayback Machine., USDA Rural Development, January 2007. Report on Tobacco Production in China.

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