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Tobacco Taxes to Increase by 11%

January 14th, 2016 Posted in Tobacco control Tags: ,

The government has declared a raise in tobacco excise taxes, by approximately 11.19 %, since January 1, 2016, after taking into consideration both the status of the cigarette industry and public health. “The largest tax boost of around 12.96 to 16.47 % will be applied to machine-rolled cigarettes and the smallest boost of 0 to 12 % will put on hand-rolled cigarettes,” stated the Finance Ministry’s director general of taxation Heru Pambudi several days ago as quoted on tempo.co. Read more

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PHL to Thailand: Abide by WTO ruling on cigarette taxes

May 18th, 2012 Posted in Tobacco industry Tags:

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THE Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is urging the Thai government to comply with the World Trade Organization (WTO) ruling on cigarettes tax dispute with the Philippines.

The deadline for Thailand to comply with the WTO ruling regarding customs valuation and several taxation issues expired on May 15, the Permanent Mission of the Philippines to the WTO reported. Ream more »

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Lawmakers finally raise cigarette tax-Greenville News

May 19th, 2010 Posted in Tobacco control Tags:

State lawmakers finally took action to end South Carolina’s status as the most smoking-friendly state in the nation. After the House and Senate voted last week to override Gov. Mark Sanford’s short-sighted veto of a 50-cent cigarette tax increase, this state no longer holds the dubious distinction of having the lowest cigarette tax in the nation. Read more

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