Bangkok to Implement First-ever Tobacco Tax

Bangkok to Implement First-ever Tobacco Tax
Bangkok to implement first-ever tobacco tax, at THB 0.10 per cigarette to limit tobacco consumption and maintain city upkeep.

According to the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA), the city will be implementing its first-ever tobacco tax with a rate of 0.10 Thai baht (0.003 USD) per cigarette.


Suthathip Son-iam, the Executive Secretary of the BMA, has stated that the local tobacco tax aims to reduce tobacco consumption, and the revenue collected will be used to maintain the city of Bangkok.


Other judicial jurisdictions in Thailand have already imposed tobacco taxes. Many companies had previously stored cigarettes in Bangkok to avoid paying taxes before distribution.


Son-iam stated that following the revision of the Bangkok Administration Law, a new tobacco tax will be implemented to be included in the tax and other related provisions under the Local Government Organization Empowerment and Administration Act.


Currently, there is no specific date for the implementation of the tax, as it must first be approved by the Cabinet.


来源: 烟草报告者 (Translated from Chinese to English)


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