• Thu, 14 Mar 2019 13:38
    Tobacco farmers seek support from political parties against tax hike
    A network of tobacco farmers is calling on political parties to help ease the impact of the 40 per cent excise tax rise on cigarettes that is scheduled for October 1 this year.
  • Wed, 06 Mar 2019 01:00
    The Cabinet yesterday agreed to revise the excise tax for electric cars and trucks using diesel B20 to zero per cent and 0.5 to 2 per cent respectively to lessen the problem of particulate dust pollution. 
  • Tue, 27 Nov 2018 01:00
    Philippine mining sector seeks uplifting measures
    THE PHILIPPINE mining industry needs a boost from the government through renewed exploration activities and additional open-pit projects, especially after tax reforms implemented earlier this year doubled the excise tax on minerals to 4 per cent of gross output.
  • Wed, 31 Oct 2018 01:00
    What happen next after the excise and customs reforms? 
    IT’S BEEN a year since the two new laws affecting trade, the Excise Tax Act B.E. 2560 and the Customs Act B.E. 2560, were implemented.
  • Thu, 16 Aug 2018 16:00
    Fine of market vendor over alcohol triggers probe in Buri Ram
    The Buri Ram Justice Office has been ordered to investigate a case in which excise officials in the northeastern province reportedly fined a 60-year-old female vendor for selling “Khao Mak”, a traditional Thai fermented sweet rice dessert that produces a touch of natural alcohol while being cooked.
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  • Fri, 01 Jun 2018 10:44
    15,000 smuggled cigarette packs seized in Hat Yai
    Excise officials seized 15,000 packages of smuggled cigarettes in Songkhla’s Hat Yai district on Thursday evening.
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  • Thu, 31 May 2018 01:00
    Odd customs at Customs
    Re: “Excise official offers to make amends to tourists hit with liquor fine”, News, May 25.
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  • Fri, 25 May 2018 14:34
    Excise official offers to make amends to tourists hit with liquor fine
    The Excise Department denies that officials preyed on Singaporean tourists at the Suvarnabhumi Airport but has offered to make amends.
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  • Wed, 16 May 2018 01:00
    Sin taxes light up again for revenue
    THE Philippines’ Department of Finance will push for a further increase in alcohol and cigarette excise taxes not only to raise additional revenues but also as a health measure, even if elevated prices of “sin” products had already contributed to high inflation at the start of the year.
  • Tue, 01 May 2018 01:00
    Online VES system to ease cross-border journeys
    AS PART OF continuous efforts to enhance the delivery of services to traders and the public, Brunei’s Royal Customs and Excise Department (RCED) has announced the implementation of an online Vehicle Exit/Entry System.
  • Sat, 03 Feb 2018 01:00
    BSP to curb inflation from excise tax hikes
    MONETARY planners in the Philippines are keeping a careful watch on potential “second round” effects of the Duterte administration’s tax hikes that were implemented last month in a bid to keep prices of goods and services from rising more than they should, the country’s central bank chief said.
  • Sat, 20 Jan 2018 10:07
    New cigarette excise tax is trade discrimination: European business group
    The European Association for Business and Commerce (EABC) has expressed concerns over an ongoing issue related to cigarette excise taxes.
  • Thu, 21 Dec 2017 01:00
    Excise officials review new regime after complaints
    THE Excise Department has begun reviewing its enforcement of a new tax regime on a range of products after local producers complained about unfair treatment since its introduction - especially on the collection of taxes on cigarettes.
  • Thu, 14 Dec 2017 01:00
    How businesses have responded to new excise regime
    THE NEW Excise Act BE 2560 came into effect on September 16 bringing with it many changes. One of the most important changes was probably the implementation of the Suggested Retail Price (SRP) as an excise tax base for both manufactured and imported products.
  • Mon, 11 Dec 2017 01:00
    Tax on tobacco to cover public healthcare deficit
    Indonesia’s Deputy Finance Minister Mardiasmo has said the government would start setting aside revenues from the tobacco excise duty next year to fund the Healthcare and Social Security Agency (BPJS Kesehatan), which has suffered a deficit since the programme kicked off in 2013.
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