Morocco raises taxes on tobacco alternatives to finance new health bill

The Moroccan government will look to increase taxes on some tobacco alternative products in a move to finance a costly health bill in 2023 and address the country’s deficit in an attempt to balance the budget, according to two governmental sources.

“There will be an increase in taxes on certain smoking products. Also alcoholic drinks will also see a rise in taxes,” a Moroccan legislator, told ECigIntelligence. The parliamentarian, who requested not to be named, sits on the Financial and Economic Development committee – which has oversight of the new tax proposal.

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