British American Tobacco PNG Ltd

BAT PNG funds MSME training

The funding will be channelled through a practical results-based training conducted by Human Development Institute (HDI) suited to the PNG context.    

On May 15th BAT PNG and HDI signed an agreement in Port Moresby to formlly begin the training program which focuses on basic financial management and personal viability. 

Illicit trade harming legitimate businesses

British American Tobacco PNG Ltd (BATPNG) says it is experiencing continued threat from illegal operators that impedes on the commercial viability of its PNG operations.

The company said this following the recent seizures of illegal products by Government authorities.

BAT said the Government is expected to lose millions due to illicit trade as many legitimate businesses are under serious threat.

The company says illicit players leverage weak border controls and lack of enforcement capability to conduct their activities.