Wikimedia Commons British American Tobacco (BAT) transfers the regional center from Ukraine&#39;s Kyiv to Romania from 2020, while the Ukrainian office will be included in another regional network. Kyiv&#39;s BAT office told Liga.net that the decision was made due to the unpredictable fiscal and regulatory policies of the Ukrainian government. The company also assured the changes would not entail a significant revision of its staff in Ukraine. Earlier in September, British American Tobacco announced "an important step toward simplifying the business and turning the company into a more efficient and flexible organization." Its goal is to develop a portfolio of new products. Read alsoBatch of smuggled cigarettes seized in Ukraine&#39;s Zakarpattia "largest in country&#39;s history" (Video) British American Tobacco Ukraine was established on the basis of a tobacco factory in the town of Pryluky in 1993. The company&#39;s portfolio includes such international brands as KENT, Rothmans, Pall Mall, Vogue, Dunhill, Lucky Strike, Capri, Glo, as well as national cigarettes Pryluky. In 2018, the company paid over UAH 16 billion (US$662.52 million) of taxes to the state budget of Ukraine. It is part of the British American Tobacco group, which is the second largest tobacco company in the world.