Tag: indonesia

Spending questioned

Spending questioned

| July 6, 2018

The Indonesian Government has been accused of wasting money on a World Trade Organization dispute over standardized packaging that it was unlikely to win.

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E-liquid tax postponed

E-liquid tax postponed

| July 5, 2018

Vapers and smokers in Indonesia have been granted a stay of execution by the Government, which is delaying until October the imposition of a 57 percent tax-burden on e-liquids.

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Taxing progress

Taxing progress

| June 21, 2018

Given that vaping can be effective in encouraging – a word used advisedly here – people to quit smoking tobacco; a tax on e-liquids seems to be a tax on good health.

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E-cigs attracting excise

E-cigs attracting excise

| June 6, 2018

Imposing excise tax on electronic cigarettes to curb tobacco consumption will work only if e-cigarettes are defined as – or deemed to be – tobacco products.

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Watching the weather

Watching the weather

| February 9, 2018

Local observers believe that Indonesia, which grew 70,000 tons of tobacco in 2016, could grow 200,000 tons this year – if the weather is co-operative.

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Star Tobacco expanding

Star Tobacco expanding

| February 8, 2018

Star Tobacco’s recent expansion is being reflected in the establishment of bigger facilities in Turkey and Indonesia.

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More spent on TV adverts

More spent on TV adverts

| February 5, 2018

Indonesia-based tobacco companies increased their spending on television advertising by 12 percent during 2017.

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Taxing vapers

Taxing vapers

| January 25, 2018

Some people in Indonesia believe that the imposition of a 57 percent tax on electronic cigarettes could sound the death knell of this sector.

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Smoking creates poverty

Smoking creates poverty

| January 11, 2018

An official in Indonesia has called for less smoking and more meat eating to combat poverty and its effects. But many people believe that increasing meat-eating globally is not sustainable.

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Local buying ‘encouraged’

Local buying ‘encouraged’

| December 29, 2017

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

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Tobacco taxes healthy

Tobacco taxes healthy

| December 8, 2017

Without any hint of irony, a heading on a story in Indonesia said: Finance Minister looks at tobacco taxes to solve gaps in health funding.

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Let them smoke cigarettes

Let them smoke cigarettes

| November 28, 2017

A minister in Indonesia seems to have a ‘puzzling’ attitude to traditional cigarettes; the consumption of which he appears to champion over the use of vapor products.

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Local studies needed

Local studies needed

| November 24, 2017

Indonesia’s Health Minister has said that the country needs to conduct its own studies into the impact of tobacco rather than cut-and-paste the figures obtained from overseas studies.

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Smokers given a voice

Smokers given a voice

| November 23, 2017

An organization launched in Indonesia aims to stand up for the rights of smokers and counter the discrimination that they suffer.

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Asia’s vapers unite

Asia’s vapers unite

| November 13, 2017

Much of the impetus behind the movement to replace smoking with vaping has come from the West; so it is encouraging that the 1st Asia Harm Reduction Forum was held in Jakarta last week.

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Indonesia to tax e-liquids

Indonesia to tax e-liquids

| November 6, 2017

A tax is being imposed on e-liquids sold in Indonesia partly on the grounds that the ‘main ingredient of vape liquid is tobacco’.

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Farmers seek protection

Farmers seek protection

| October 31, 2017

Tobacco farmers in Indonesia are calling for protection from imports. Why wouldn’t they? What has globalization done for them?

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Illegal trade boosted

Illegal trade boosted

| October 26, 2017

The illegal trade in cigarettes, which in 2016 accounted for 12.1 percent of the Indonesian market, will be given a boost by tax hikes in the pipeline.

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Leaf partnerships sought

Leaf partnerships sought

| September 26, 2017

One way of ‘encouraging’ Indonesian tobacco manufacturers to buy local leaf is to make such purchases a condition of importing tobacco.

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Tax hikes recommended

Tax hikes recommended

| August 29, 2017

It must be comforting for the financially-poor of Indonesia to know that academics are recommending that they be further pauperized in order to cure their poverty, long term.

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