Tobacco Board

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Tobacco Board

Office Address:

P B No.322,
Grand Trunk Road,
Guntur-522 004
Andhra Pradesh
Tel : 0863-2358399/2358499
Fax : 0863-2354232
Website Address:


Products Handling:

Unmanufactured Tobacco

Flue cured Virginia
Light Soil Burley
Sun cured country
Chewing Tobacco
Bidi Tobacco
Cigar Tobacco

Manufactured Tobacco products

Cut tobacco
Chewing tobacco
Hookah tobacco paste
Contact Tobacco Board for more details



Tobacco Board is committed to accomplishing its role - the expressed will of parliament - for the smooth functioning of a vibrant farming system, fair and remunerative prices to tobacco growers and export promotion."


Recognizing the need to regulate production, promote overseas marketing and control recurring instances of imbalances in supply and demand, which lead to market problems, the Government of India under the Tobacco Board Act of 1975 established the Tobacco Board, in place of the Tobacco Export Promotion Council. The Board came into existence from 1-1-1976 and opened its headquarters at Guntur in Andhra Pradesh, Tobacco BoardIndia. The Tobacco Board Act aims at planned development of Tobacco Industry in the country. The various activities of the Board outlined in the Act for the promotion of the industry are-Regulating the production and curing of Virginia Tobacco with regard to the demand in India and abroad. Constant monitoring of the Virginia tobacco market, both in India and abroad and ensuring fair and remunerative price to the growers and reducing wide fluctuations in the prices of the commodity. Sustaining and improving the existing international markets and developing new markets overseas for Indian Virginia Tobacco and its products and devising marketing strategies in consonance with demand for the commodity including group marketing under limited brand names. Establishing auction platforms for sale of Virginia tobacco by registered growers and functioning as an auctioneer at auction platforms either established by it or registered with it. Recommending to the Central Government the minimum prices to be fixed for exportable Virginia tobacco with a view to avoiding unhealthy competition amongst the exporters. (Under its Exim policy, the Government decided to abolish fixation of M.E.P. with effect from 1-4-1993).

Regulating other aspects of Virginia tobacco marketing in India and export of Virginia tobacco having due regard to the interests of growers, manufacturers, dealers and the nation. Propagating information useful to the growers, dealers and exporters (including packers) of Virginia tobacco and manufacturers of tobacco products and others concerned. Purchasing Virginia tobacco from growers when the same is considered necessary or expedient for protecting the interests of the growers and disposing it in India or abroad as and when considered appropriate. Promoting tobacco grading at the level of growers. Sponsoring, assisting, co-coordinating or encouraging scientific, technological and economic research for promotion of tobacco industry. Read more


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Arhamur Rehman: How to export unmanufactured tobacco and chewing tobacco?

Sasidhar: How to not export Indian tobacco

mukesh: Sir i am abdul from ahmadabad and i want to know that is it compelsary to be a member of tobacco board for tobacco export ? Do you work as CHA or do you recommend any CHA who have experience in tobacco export?

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