Tobacco Packs

Track & Trace Systems and Tobacco Taxes

Insightful read (the CGD is a think tank for independent research and practical ideas for global prosperity):      


"Experience in several low- and middle-income countries suggests it is possible to maintain high prices while lowering illicit trade using approaches like prominent tax stamps, local-language warnings on cigarette packs, as well as enforcing penalties. Countries like Brazil, Turkey, and Kenya have implemented advanced track and trace systems alongside supply chain control measures, which have led to large reductions in illicit trade, as well as increases in revenues.”


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