Morocco Government Plans to Increase Tax on Disposable E-cigarettes

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Nov.13.2023
Morocco Government Plans to Increase Tax on Disposable E-cigarettes
Morocco plans to raise the tax on disposable e-cigarettes from 2.5% to 40% to curb consumption.

According to a report by Alyaoum24 on November 12, the Moroccan government plans to increase the tax rate on disposable e-cigarettes from 2.5% to 40% in order to restrict their consumption.

 

It is projected that by 2026, tobacco taxes will contribute 2.6 billion dirhams to the national budget. According to the Minister of Budget, Fouzi Lekjaa, Morocco has exceeded the recommended tobacco tax ratio by the World Health Organization, which is set at 65%, with Morocco reaching 71%. However, the high tax rate has not reduced the consumption of tobacco by consumers, but has instead increased the demand for smuggled cigarettes.

 

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