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Smoking regulations in Africa

Welcome back to our blog. Today in Venerable Capital, experts in the distribution of tobacco and smoking accessories, we will talk about how smoking is regulated in Africa, keep on reading!

smoking in Africa

How is smoking regulated in Africa?

According to studies carried out by the World Health Organization (WHO) in countries such as Mauritania, Mali, Cameroon and the Republic of Congo, it is where the rate of smokers per inhabitant over 15 years of age increased the most, which is alarming. In addition, it is also estimated that in the next 10 years the reach of smoke caused by nicotine derivatives will reach half the population.

Just some countries such as Ghana, Ethiopia and Nigeria joined the WHO proposal to reduce tobacco consumption in their respective countries through the implementation of propaganda tools and control measures. The objective was to reduce the use in young people and reduce the diseases tobacco causes.

Exporting to developing countries

Sincethe rate of smokers on the African continent is still much lower than the rest of the continents, studies indicate that this number tends to grow.

One of the reasons why this happens is because in many Western countries consumption is decline. This is due to increased  regulation, increased  cigarette taxes and new trends. As a result, large tobacco companies are committed to increasing trade in developing countries.

Because of this, 70% of global tobacco use occurs in the least developed countries, while in countries with higher incomes consumption tends to decline  progressively. That is why the tobacco industry focuses on these markets, as they comprise the populations that tend to grow the most and also tend to have  less regulation in terms of the political system that these countries have when compared to Western Europe or North America.

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We hope this article has helped you understand tobacco usage in Africa. In Venerable Capital we are experts in the distribution of tobacco and smoker accessories. If you want to start distributing tobacco or if you have any questions, you can contact us through our form. See you on the next post!

alcohol consumption in Africa

Regulations regarding alcohol consumption in Africa

Hello everyone! We welcome you again to our blog. In the previous posts we talked about alcohol export taxes in Spain and about international labeling of alcoholic beverages. In Venerable Capital we are specialists in exporting both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, mostly in Africa. Therefore, today we will discuss the different laws and regulations regarding alcohol consumption in Africa.

Beforehand, it should be taken into account that each country in Africa has different laws regarding the regulation of alcohol consumption. However, we will be focusing on the laws that are more usual to happen.

alcohol consumption in Africa

Where can alcohol be purchased?

In Africa, as in almost everywhere in the world, it is possible to acquire alcohol both in bars and restaurants and in specialty shops (liquor stores). However, bars and restaurants tend to tax higher than specialty shops. As a result, it would be a good option to consider selling in liquor stores because the amount the supplier would end up paying will be lower.

Is it legal for minors to drink and purchase alcohol?

In general, most African countries do not have any type of restriction nor penalty regarding alcohol consumption when the person is underage, meaning that no fine would be applied. However, in most countries there is a minimum age for selling alcohol. This age varies by country from 16 to 18 years, with some exceptions such as Cameroon, Egypt or Equatorial Guinea that only allow selling alcohol when the person is 21 years old or older. 2% of African countries have completely banned both sale and consumption of alcohol.

alcohol in africaPublic advertisment of alcoholic beverages

Africa is also an interesting option for exporting of alcoholic beverages since it barely has any regulations when it comes to advertising and promoting alcoholic beverages. 70% of African countries do not have any type of restriction. Only 14 countries of the total have some kind of control over advertisements regarding alcoholic beverages.

We hope you found this article useful. However, exporting and selling alcoholic beverages around the world can a very difficult subjetct for someone that is not an expert in the field. If you have any inquiries after reading this article, we encourage you to contact us through our contact form. In Venerable Capital we are qualified experts in exporting and selling alcoholic beverages, so we will be happy to assist you. We look forward to hearing from you!

Empresas duty free de venerable capital

Duty Free Companies With Venerable Capital

Good morning everyone and welcome one more day to our blog. As you know, Venerable Capital is a company specialized in the export of beverages and tobacco. Among all the companies that make up our group, there are some that are specialized in duty free.

What are Duty Free companies?

Before we start talking about our Duty Free companies, we believe it is important to define what a duty free company is and what its operation is.

duty freeDuty free means, as its name indicates, duty-free local and national businesses. It is very common to find them in international areas, such as airports and seaports.

In other words, you find known and high quality products at a reduced price since they are not subject to any type of tax.

Duty Free Companies of Venerable Capital

Being present in many countries of the world, we saw an important business opportunity in the Duty Free.

Therefore, in our group there are two companies specialized in this sector: Alquezar FZE and Comet Ghana.

Alquezar FZE

Alquezar is a global operator based in Dubai specializing in duty free sales. The focus of this company is on emerging markets with the objective of providing the best service in the five continents.

Its product portfolio is made up of Santa Juice Isabel, soft drinks, such as the Flash Thunder energy drink, Santa Isabel soft drinks and malt drink.

Comet Ghana

duty freeComet Ghana is the main Duty Free business operator in Ghana since 1996. Thanks to its extensive experience in the sector, international and local companies rely on them to market their products through each of their nine stores.

Among the products that it sells, are consumer goods, spirits, wine, beer and juices.

Our companies are the best platform for those businesses interested in entering the Duty Free business. If you are interested, do not hesitate to contact us. Until the next post!

Three drinks recommendations for summer

Three Drinks Recommendations For Summer

Good morning everybody from Venerable Capital, a company specializing in the export and import of beverages and tobacco. Today we are going to tell you about some of our favourite alcoholic beverages available in our product portfolio. We have a very wide range of high-quality alcoholic beverages which we distribute internationally, but as mentioned above, we will introduce you to three of the best drinks recommendations for summer.


Tile industry

The tile industry and its history


But before we start talking about what we do, we believe it is necessary to tell the origin of our products. And we are not referring to our particular company, but to the history behind floors and tiles.

All cultures, for more than 6000 years, have manufactured their own tiles, tiles and decorative elements. In Venerable Capital, from his company Eternia, he uses the best materials to guarantee a perfect result.


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The tile industry

While tiles are found throughout the world, the part of the tile export industry is dominated by Italian and Spanish companies. Although China produces most of these products with difference, in ceramic tile exports we are the leaders.

That is where Eternia works, developing stone pavements and surfaces of high strength and durability, with an attractive, functional and innovative design. Based in Castellón, Eternia is a leading company that works with the best raw material, knowing that the best tiles are manufactured in Castellón.


tile industry


Have you ever set foot in Tocumen International Airport in Panama, or Arpada College in Madrid? Then you have walked on Eternia’s high quality tiles. However, has it ever crossed your mind though what these tilestones are made off and what characteristics they have?


Tile industry



What are tiles made of?

Have you ever been to the Tocumen International Airport in Panama or the Arpada College in Madrid? Then, you have walked on high quality tiles from Eternia. However, have you ever thought about what materials are used to achieve this quality and what characteristics they have?


tile industry


So, are you finding yourself getting excited about tilestone after reading this? Make sure to take a look at Eternia if you are looking for a new tile floor in your company or business.

We wish you a pleasant day, here at Venerable Capital!