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Tax stamps are now becoming even more critical as an additional security feature on consumer goods, particularly on tobacco products. Read more

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Senators are considering a possible increase of excise taxes on tobacco products to fund the proposed universal health care program. Read more

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A special committee of the Pakistan Senate met early August to look into the decline in revenue from the tobacco industry. Read more

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The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union claims the New Zealand government is choosing to pursue tax revenues instead of helping smokers quit. Read more

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Only one in four smokers in the UAE have changed their habits after the government introduced a 100% excise or “sin tax” last year. Read more

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Japan Tobacco’s expansion in the Philippines is seen as important for its growth in Asia Pacific, considering the tough operating environment faced elsewhere. Read more

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Indonesia is moving to stub out its booming e-cigarette sector by imposing a 57% tax on non-tobacco alternatives starting this summer. Read more

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The European Commission has decided not to propose a harmonized approach for excise taxation of e-cigarettes and other novel tobacco products until further information about these products is available. Read more

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Malaysia’s Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs estimates the government is losing about MYR8 billion in tax revenue annually due to the black market. Read more

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Gulf Cooperation Council recently ratified and implemented a 100% excise tax on tobacco in Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates, to be followed by the other member countries. Here is a commentary on the cigarette landscape. Read more

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The Davao City Anti-Smoking Task Force is now planning to add the pollutant tax to all cigarette sellers in the city. Read more

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The Australian parliament has passed legislation to ensure parity in the taxation of manufactured cigarettes and loose leaf tobacco. Read more

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Israeli Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon has rejected a request to raise taxes on rolling tobacco Read more

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Higher sin taxes have prompted cost-conscious smokers in the world’s second largest cigarette market to move from premium brands to cheaper ones. Read more

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The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has started imposing a 100% tax on tobacco and its derivatives starting since June 10. Energy drinks will also be taxed 100% while soft drinks will have a lower tax of 50%. Read more

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Obaid Al Tayer, the minister of state for financial affairs has announced that a new law on excise duty on tobacco as well as fizzy and energy drinks is expected to be issued this year. Read more

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The health ministry is seeking to tax all tobacco products, including bidis, at 28% as well as impose higher taxes under the new state goods and services tax (GST) bill. Read more

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An excise tax hike on tobacco products has been in effect since February, from 87% to 90%. Read more

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India’s Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced on February 1, a hike in excise duty on cigars, cheroots, pan masala, cigarettes, and other related tobacco products. Read more

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A value-added tax bill has been proposed in Egypt. If passed, the law would impose more financial burdens on Egyptians. Read more

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Isn't it Time for Transparency and Dialogue?

From settling disagreements between siblings to negotiating treaties on an international level, transparent dialogue is encouraged. But is seems that isn't always the case.

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