Government Adopts Cigarette and Tobacco Excise Duty Ordinance

cigarettes-390x28528 November 2016, VG Intelligence Weekly Issue 32

In order to transpose the EU Directive (2011/64), the Government adopted the Cigarette and Tobacco Excise Duty Ordinance. The excise duty is raised from €30.54 to approximately €35.19 per thousand cigarettes. The proportional excise duty is lowered from 38 to 36% of the cigarette retail price. The minimum excise duty increases from €80 to €90. The excise duty for fine-cut tobacco remains €73 per kilogram. The ordinance shall enter into force on 1 December 2016…

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