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SEATCA launches the world’s first ‘Tobacco Tax Index

During the tobacco taxation in ASEAN countries regional workshop held in Yangon, Myanmar last September 18 to 19, the Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA) launched the world’s first “Tobacco Tax Index: Implementation of WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO-FCTC) Article 6 in ASEAN Countries“.   According to the report, countries in Southeast Asia

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Southeast Asian countries to strengthen tobacco tax policies

The Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA) in partnership with the People’s Health Foundation (PHF), Myanmar; the Internal Revenue Department and the Ministry of Finance in Myanmar; and the World Health Organization (WHO) held a “Regional Workshop on Tobacco Taxation in ASEAN Countries” last September 18-19, 2015 at Taw Win Garden Hotel in Yangon Myanmar. 

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The Art of Negotiating Trade and Investment Agreements: Taking into Account the Global Tobacco Treaty

The Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA) organized a regional conference on The Art of Negotiating Trade and Investment Agreements: Taking into Account the Global Tobacco Treaty, on 25-26 June 2015 in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Conference participants were trade negotiators and policymakers from the ministries of trade and industry, foreign affairs, and health of selected

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Tobacco Control and Implementation of Cigarette Tax Fund for Health

The Indonesia Public Health Association (IAKMI) with technical support from SEATCA organized a training workshop on Tobacco Control and Implementation of Cigarette Tax Funds for Health using Local Team Approach in Jakarta, Indonesia. The workshop provided a platform to discuss how tobacco tax allocated for health (50%) is distributed and accessed by stakeholders, and identify

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