Accelerating Effective Tobacco Taxes in Argentina: Fiscal and Productive Aspects
This policy brief was written by the South American Network on Applied Economics/Red Sur for the project “Tobacco taxes in Latin America” examining the subsidy structure for tobacco production in Argentina. The brief presents the main findings and policy recommendations developed from a background study by Centro de IDeAS at the Universidad Nacional de San Martín (UNSAM). The brief recommends re-evaluation of the FET, the current subsidy for tobacco producers in Argentina, along with prioritizing crop diversification among tobacco farmers.
The corresponding background country report in Spanish can be found here.
Location(s): Argentina, Latin America and the Carribbean
Project: Think Tanks Project: Accelerating Progress on Tobacco Taxes in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
Content Type: Policy Brief
Topic(s): Crop substitution, Economic impacts of tobacco control, Jobs and productivity, Supply-side issues and interventions, Tax and price
Authors(s): Ricardo Rozemberg, Gabriel Bezchinsky, Ariel Melamud