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BAT Drops Plan to Sue South Africa Over Cigarette-Sales Ban

  • Cigarette-maker decides to rather seek talks with government
  • South Africa could lose $15.5 billion in lockdown tax revenue
South Africa blocked the trade of tobacco products in late March.

South Africa blocked the trade of tobacco products in late March.

Photographer: Emmanuel Croset/AFP via Getty Images

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British American Tobacco Plc will begin negotiations with the South African government instead of taking legal action to overturn a national ban on cigarette sales now in its sixth week.