Cuban cigars: “difficulties will continue”, warns French distributor

Par La rédaction,
le 12 October 2023

In a letter sent to French cigar shops on September 29, Coprova does not see any improvement in supplies.


“The latest information received from our supplier [Habanos SA, editor’s note] indicates to us that difficulties relating to availability will continue to affect the various Habanos markets around the world,” write Enrique Babot and Antoine Bathie, co-general managers of Coprova, exclusive importer of Havanas in France.

In an “important information relating to Habanos cigars” sent to all their clients, the two managers of Coprova recall that “for several years now, all over the world, Habanos SA distributors have been experiencing significant difficulties” on supplies. Difficulties that they attribute to “the conjunction of different factors that affect production (weather impacts on harvests, labor difficulties in factories, pressure on the economic system, global logistics issues, etc.), all combined to a very strong demand for Habanos cigars, all over the world. »

“Despite everything,” they continue, “we regularly receive shipments but sometimes sporadically and always in unsatisfactory quantities.”

The distributor, who has not spoken to its customers in this way for a year, gives no prospect of a return to normal.