State Tobacco Monopoly Administration

I. General Introduction of China Tobacco

China’s tobacco industry adopts a system of unified leadership, vertical management and monopolized operation.The State Tobacco Monopoly Administration and China National Tobacco Corporation are responsible for centralized management of "staff, finance, properties, products, supply, distribution, and domestic and foreign trade" of the country’s tobacco industry.

The China National Tobacco Corporation was founded in January 1982. The State Council issued the "Rules on Tobacco Monopoly" in September 1983, setting forth the national tobacco monopoly system officially. The State Tobacco Monopoly Administration was established in January 1984. The Standing Committee of the National People's Congress approved the Law of the People's Republic of China on Tobacco Monopoly in June 1991. The State Council issued the Rules for Implementation of the Law of the People's Republic of China on Tobacco Monopoly in July 1997. The issuance and implementation of the laws and regulations further enhance and improve the national tobacco monopoly system. Currently, the industry covers 33 provincial tobacco monopoly administrations and companies, including those in Shenzhen and Dalian, 16 companies, 57 industrial enterprises, over 1,000 commercial enterprises, and companies specialized in leaf tobacco, cigarette selling, cigarette-making machinery, materials, imports and exports, as well as other institutions, with a total force of 510,000 employees.

Since the adoption of the monopolized system, China's tobacco industry, under the leadership of the Central Committee of the CPC and the State Council, and with the support of local Party Committees, governments and related departments at all levels, has put into full play the advantages of its management system, adopted a scientific approach for development, deepened the reforms continuously, enhanced monopolization and law-enforcement, promoted scientific and technological progress, strengthened management at grassroots level and ensured a continuous increase of  economic returns. From 1982 to 2004, while the total production and sales volume remained stable, the industrial and commercial taxes and profits accumulated to 1577.8 billion yuan, making great contributions to the country's financial accumulation and meeting the demands of market consumption.

Management Structure of State Tobacco Monopoly Administration and China National Tobacco Corporation

II. Current Leaders

Chief Administrator (President of the CNTC): Jiang Chengkang

Deputy Administrators:

                              Zhang Baozhen      He Zehua      Li Keming      Zhang Hui

Discipline Inspection Head: Pan Jiahua


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