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Tobacco Industry Monitor

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State-owned tobacco enterprises

Businesses that remain State-owned include those considered essential for national security and the maintenance of public order, implementation of poverty eradication, or to guarantee the supply of goods and services that would not be viable for private enterprises such as energy, telecommunications, aviation, and banking.[1] In ASEAN, active State-owned tobacco enterprises are Lao Tobacco Limited , Vinataba (Vietnam) and TAOT (Thailand).

[1] WTO, 2013