Category: Tax

Healthy use of sin taxes

Healthy use of sin taxes

| August 7, 2017

It might seem obvious that sin taxes should be used to reduce sinning and help mitigate against the negative effects of sinning. But mostly, such taxes are not ring-fenced in this way.

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Tax spending diverted

Tax spending diverted

| August 3, 2017

In theory, South Korea’s additional cigarette-tax revenues should be spent on health care associated with tobacco-related diseases; but in practice they aren’t.

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Earnings hit in Indonesia

Earnings hit in Indonesia

| August 2, 2017

A perfect storm of tax increases, anti-tobacco regulations and fierce competition have taken their toll on the earnings of Indonesia’s big cigarette manufacturers.

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HNB status unclear

HNB status unclear

| August 1, 2017

In the Czech Republic, as in many other countries, regulatory authorities are having to get to grips with another nicotine device – heat-not-burn products.

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Illegal trade targeted

Illegal trade targeted

| August 1, 2017

UK travellers are this summer being warned about the consequences of becoming involved in the illegal trade in tobacco products.

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Prices linked to poverty

Prices linked to poverty

| July 28, 2017

A study has found that, in brief, increases in cigarette prices can make the financially less-well-off even poorer.

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Taxing smokers

Taxing smokers

| July 26, 2017

Governments, it seems, must be convinced that they would be acting in their own best revenue-interests before they enact ‘effective’, tobacco-product taxation policies.

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Forum on securing taxes

Forum on securing taxes

| July 26, 2017

The 2018 Tax Stamp Forum is due to be held in Kenya, in May.

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Cigarettes top list of fakes

Cigarettes top list of fakes

| July 24, 2017

Nearly a quarter of the counterfeit products seized last year at the EU’s external borders were cigarettes.

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Hard times for smokers

Hard times for smokers

| July 24, 2017

New regulations being proposed in Israel would require cigarette advertisements in newspapers or online to be accompanied by public notices telling of the dangers of smoking.

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2045 smoke-free target

2045 smoke-free target

| July 21, 2017

Compared with the targets being set by some other countries, Malaysia’s target of becoming tobacco-smoke-free by 2045 seems less than ambitious, but at least it’s something to aim at.

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Tax deal edges closer

Tax deal edges closer

| July 21, 2017

The acceptance of an initial payment of about P3.5 billion toward the liabilities of the Philippines’ Mighty Corp seems to be the harbinger of a final resolution of this tax dispute.

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WHO report published

WHO report published

| July 20, 2017

One of the most interesting questions to arise from the latest WHO tobacco report concerns why, after four and a half years, has its illegal-trade protocol not entered into force.

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Illegal trade exposed

Illegal trade exposed

| July 20, 2017

The revenues that governments and law-abiding manufacturers lose every year to the illegal trade in tobacco are huge, the US Commission on Security and Co-operation has been told.

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New end game in sight

New end game in sight

| July 18, 2017

Talk of the tobacco-smoking end-game has been around for some time, but lately it has taken on a different form: one that offers smokers alternative products rather than nothing.

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Tobacco production secure

Tobacco production secure

| July 18, 2017

Even though they have been offered incentives to diversify into other crops and even though some diversification has occurred, tobacco growers in the Philippines seem happy to keep growing tobacco.

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Tracking questions

Tracking questions

| July 14, 2017

With time running out, questions are being asked about where the EU’ s tobacco-products tracking and tracing initiatives are heading.

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France is smoking

France is smoking

| July 14, 2017

It sounds like the start of a joke: How do you stop a Frenchman from smoking? But it seems to be a serious question without an easy answer.

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Tobacco’s ‘dirty war’

Tobacco’s ‘dirty war’

| July 13, 2017

The Guardian newspaper is scheduled to run a series of stories under the heading, Tobacco: a deadly business. The first, concentrating on Africa, appeared yesterday.

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Mighty tax story moves on

Mighty tax story moves on

| July 13, 2017

The long-running story of Mighty Corporation’s tax affairs could be drawing to a close if the Philippines’ tax authorities conclude that Mighty’s offer is one they cannot refuse.

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Buckling up

Buckling up

Manufacturers of belting solutions are successfully navigating the industry’s transition.

| October 1, 2017
The new endgame

The new endgame

Some strategies to phase out combustible cigarettes are more sensible than others.

| October 1, 2017
Smooth operator

Smooth operator

Advances in processes, materials and technologies are reducing requirements for spare parts.

| September 1, 2017
Riding high

Riding high

Aiger Engineering thrives as new products continue to disrupt the traditional tobacco business. 

| September 1, 2017
An opportunity for health

An opportunity for health

David Sweanor on the taxation of new ‘tobacco’ products.

| September 1, 2017
Outstanding innovations

Outstanding innovations

New filter technologies are helping cigarette manufacturers set their products apart.

| September 1, 2017
How low can you go?

How low can you go?

Scandinavia’s market for combustibles shrinks as consumers look for less-harmful alternatives.

| September 1, 2017

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Farmers concerned

Farmers concerned

The ITGA worries about slumping demand for leaf tobacco and a lack of alternative crops

| November 2, 2017
Their fair share

Their fair share

Tobacco growers deserve better

| November 1, 2017
Lease on life

Lease on life

Industry leaders respond to the FDA’s new attitude toward vapor products.

| October 1, 2017
The Vype Dossier

The Vype Dossier

Proving the reduced-risk potential of an e-cigarette

| October 1, 2017
Creating momentum

Creating momentum

The VTA took the fight to legislators firsthand.

| September 2, 2017
Battery battle

Battery battle

Sub-par production materials and user error are the main causes for battery failure.

| September 1, 2017
A shot in the foot

A shot in the foot

Is it contradictory for a university to ban vaping but allow handguns?

| August 30, 2017

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From the leaf lands

Child-labor issue raised

Child-labor issue raised

Manufacturers that have been buying tobacco for many years have tried but failed to prevent the use of child labor on farms. Now, a member of the European Parliament has raised the issue.

| January 17, 2018
Quality issues in Malawi

Quality issues in Malawi

With what might be a ‘short’ tobacco crop and with concern about the quality of some of the tobacco being produced; it will be interesting to watch Malawi’s grower prices evolving.

| January 17, 2018
Looking to quit

Looking to quit

After four consecutive years of drought, some of the flue-cured tobacco growers operating in the traditional growing areas of Andhra Pradesh are ready to quit.

| January 16, 2018
Tobacco season delayed

Tobacco season delayed

The late onset of rains in Zimbabwe is expected to delay the opening of the flue-cured tobacco selling season, which could have a knock-on effect through the economy.

| January 12, 2018
Fire-cured under threat

Fire-cured under threat

A US Food and Drug Administration proposal to limit levels of nitrosamines in finished smokeless tobacco products could pose an existential threat to fire-cured production in the US.

| January 10, 2018
Local buying ‘encouraged’

Local buying ‘encouraged’

To import unmanufactured tobacco into Indonesia, companies are going to have to demonstrate that they are buying local tobacco.

| December 29, 2017

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