KT&G is the dominant tobacco manufacturer in South Korea. The company is also present internationally through its cigarette portfolio in Africa, the Americas, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East, and Russia. Between 2017 and 2019, KT&G entered two reduced-risk categories – heated tobacco and cartridges. While these products were only available in South Korea in 2019, in 2020 the company signed an agreement with PMI for the international distribution of its reduced-risk products internationally. As a result, the first reduced-risk KT&G products were exported to Russia. The company’s investment activities support both high-risk and reduced-risk product development.