• Short Summary

    ARRANGEMENT HAVE BEEN MADE FOR MALAWI TO HANDLE THIS YEAR'S ZAMBIAN TOBACCO CROP. IN THE?

  • Description

    ARRANGEMENT HAVE BEEN MADE FOR MALAWI TO HANDLE THIS YEAR'S ZAMBIAN TOBACCO CROP. IN THE PAST, ZAMBIA HAS EXPORTED ITS TOBACCO THROUGH NEIGHBOURING RHODESIA, BUT SINCE MR. IAN SMITH'S BREAKAWAY REGIME TOOK OVER LAST AUTUMN, ECONOMIC SNACTIONS AGAINST RHODESIA HAVE PRECLUDED THE CONTINUATION OF THIS ARRANGEMENT.

    ZAMBIA WOULD LOSE THE BENEFIT OF COMMONWEALTH PREFERENCES IF ITS TOBACCO WAS SENT THROUGH BREAKAWAY RHODESIA.

    MALAWI'S PRIME MINISTER, DR. HASTINGS BANDA, HAS AGREED THAT THE ZAMBIAN CROP SHOULD GO TO MALAWI FOR PROCESSING AND PACKING FOR EXPORT. IT WILL BE EXPORTED AS "PRODUCE OF ZAMBIA" AND WILL ENTER MALAWI DUTY FREE.

    THE EXTRA BURDEN OF THE ZAMBIAN CROP WILL MAKE A LONG SEASON FOR MALAWI'S TOBACCO PACKERS AND THEY EXPECT TO WORK ON A 24-HOUR BASIS BECAUSE OF THIS.

    IT HAS BEEN ARRANGED FOR THE ZAMBIAN CROP TO BE TAKEN BY ROAD FROM LUSAKA TO THE MALAWI RAILHEAD AT SALIMA, WORKING ALONG THE SAME ROUTE, BUT IN THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION, AS THE EMERGENCY OVERLAND OIL-LIFT INTO ZAMBIA.

    ACCORDING TO ESTIMATES, ZAMBIA'S CROP IS EXPECTED TO BE ABOUT 20 MILLION POUNDS WEIGHT (9,071,800 KILOS) THIS SEASON. FOUR PACKING PLANTS IN LIMBE WILL HANDLE THIS TOBACCO, IN ADDITION TO MALAWI'S ESTIMATED PRODUCTION THIS YEAR OF 38 TO 40 MILLION POUNDS WEIGHT (17,237,000 TO 18,144,000 KILOS).

    ZAMBIAN TOBACCO IS NORMALLY SOLD ON THE RHODESIAN AUCTION FLOORS IN SALISBURY. THIS WEEK, IT WAS AUCTIONED FOR THE FIRST TIME ON HOME GROUND, IN LUSAKA.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5EOU54O4WMYXVK7T3T6YG8MW2
    Media URN:
    VLVA5EOU54O4WMYXVK7T3T6YG8MW2
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/03/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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