Cigar Rights of America has taken a new stand against the FDA by joining forces with the premium cigar market on an international basis. CRA now has the support from three major cigar producing countries including Nicaragua, Honduras and the Dominican Republic. Ambassadors from each of these countries have signed a letter to the Obama Administration warning them that the damage of possible regulations would devastate not only the United States but any other country that is highly involved in the cigar industry.
The letter to the Obama Administration states the following: “If history is any precedent, some of the regulations that could be imposed by the agency would prove disastrous to the centuries old cigar industry that provides more than 350,000 jobs among our three nations, and represents millions of dollars in export revenue. No regulatory measure should threaten such jobs, and hence raise the specter of political and economic consequences within our region."
Cigar Rights of America Executive Director, Glynn Loope, praised the three ambassadors for their assistance in defending cigar rights thus far. “Their message to the State Department, FDA and channels at The White House proclaim, as only they can, that this industry is built upon generations of art, history and skill,” Loope said, “and no act of this government, should threaten such a foundation to each of their respective national economies.”
The letter was delivered to high ranking members of the FDA, White House and State Department. For more information visit Cigar Rights of America.