Tobacco Value Chain

Tobacco contributes to the economy and sustains jobs…

Legislation

TISA supports balanced, evidence-based legislation…

Illicit Trade

TISA supports efforts to tackle illegal cigarette trade, which robs SA of more than R8 billion per year…

Harm Reduction

TISA’s position on harm reduction products…

The Tobacco Institute of Southern Africa (TISA) is the industry body for the tobacco sector in South Africa and the broader Southern African Customs Union region.

About TISA

Tobacco is a legal product which should only be sold to adults who are aware of the risks. TISA represents the legal, responsible and legislation-compliant industry; a role that is taken very seriously and that is non-negotiable.

TISA’s members include the entire tobacco value chain, including tobacco growers, leaf merchants, leaf processors, manufacturers, importers and exporters of tobacco products in the SACU region.

TISA believes the industry and its products should be regulated, however, it supports balanced, evidence-based regulation and taxation. TISA cooperates with and supports all law enforcement efforts to address the threat of a massive and growing illegal tobacco sector, the single biggest threat to the sustainability of the legal tobacco industry. 

TISA supports meaningful transformation of the sector to ensure a sustainable and inclusive future. TISA members are committed to working towards furthering the development of harm reduction products.

The Tobacco Institute of Southern Africa (TISA) is the industry body for the tobacco sector in South Africa and the broader Southern African Customs Union (SACU) region.   TISA represents the legal, responsible and compliant industry; a role that it takes very seriously and is non-negotiable.

TISA’s members span the entire value chain, including tobacco growers, leaf merchants, leaf processors, manufacturers, importers and exporters of tobacco products. 

Key Focus Areas

  1. The sustainability of the tobacco sector
  2. Combating the illegal cigarette trade
  3. Participating in the legislative process – Tobacco control and other legislation
  4. Harm reduction

Tobacco Sector

Tobacco contributes to the economy and sustains jobs…
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Legislation

TISA supports balanced, evidence-based legislation…
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Illicit Trade

TISA supports efforts to tackle illegal cigarette trade, which robs SA of more than R8 billion per year…
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Harm Reduction

TISA’s position on harm reduction products…
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