Lao PDR tobacco tax modelling consultation held in Bangkok

10-11 July, Bangkok: SEATCA together with the WHO WPRO and the WHO FCTC Knowledge Hub on Taxation organized a tax modelling consultation meeting for the Ministry of Finance-Lao PDR to strengthen tobacco tax policy in Lao PDR. 

The meeting also aims to identify tobacco tax policy recommendations focusing on the tobacco tax rate increase and its impact on fiscal and public health.  This also includes improving tobacco tax structure and administration  as part of the tobacco tax reforms. During the meeting, tobacco tax experts from the Ministry of Finance-Thailand and the Department of Finance-Philippines were also present to provide technical advice.