The European Cigar Manufacturers Association (ECMA) was founded in the early ‘90s
as the representative body of the European manufacturers of cigars. Today ECMA represents
the major cigar manufacturers in Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Italy, The Netherlands,
Spain (including the Canary Islands), Switzerland and the United Kingdom. Together
the ECMA members account for over 90% of the cigars produced in and exported from
the European Union.