VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA – August 7, 2020 – Harrys Manufacturing Inc. (CSE:HARY, OTCQB:WSRRF) (the “Company” or “Harrys”), wishes to announce that its wholly owned subsidiary Harrys International Manufacturing Inc. has recently submitted applications to the Canada Revenue Agency and the Ministry of Finance in both British Columbia (“BC”) and Alberta for wholesale distribution and sales of tobacco cigarettes, including application for approval of its new tobacco cigarette distribution facility located in Abbotsford, BC (the “Facility”).
The new Facility is approximately 5,000 square feet and was designed to store tobacco cigarette products that are destined for sale by Harrys national wholesale distributors to retail customers across Canada. All Harrys tobacco cigarette packs sold in Canada will contain the required federal excise tobacco stamp (“Excise Stamp”), which also identifies the Province designated for sale.
The Excise Stamp indicates that federal excise duty has been paid and that the product was manufactured legally. It has state-of-the-art visible and hidden identifiers and security features similar to those found on Canadian banknotes, such as unique colour-shift ink that changes from red to green when the stamp is tilted. The Excise Stamp also has hidden security features that only federal and provincial law enforcement agencies can detect.
While the Company cannot guarantee if or when it will ultimately receive approval to transact business in BC or Alberta, management is optimistic that approval will be obtained in the foreseeable future.
Kevin Kohanik CEO stated; “this is great timing for Harrys to enter the Canadian tobacco cigarette market. Now that new regulations from Health Canada requires all manufacturers to use plain packaging for tobacco products sold in Canada, it creates an opportunity for Harrys to enter the market as a quality, value priced cigarette alternative to the large tobacco companies who have been dominating the market for years.”
Harrys is a distributor and manufacturer of affordable, high quality, organically grown tobacco cigarettes for domestic and international customers. Harrys cigarettes are manufactured in Canada and utilize various types of tobacco and blend components from Canadian growers to satisfy customer demands and preferences for products that meet Health Canada standards. Harrys management team brings over 50 years of combined experience in the domestic and international tobacco industry.
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