Accelerating Effective Tobacco Taxes in Ecuador: The Impact of Tax Policy

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 tobacco tax structure in Ecuador. The brief presents the main findings and policy recommendations developed from a background study by the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador (PUCE). The brief recommends providing additional support to the National Institute of Statistics and Census so that it can incorporate more detailed information on tobacco consumption, strengthening tax administration efforts to tackle tobacco tax evasion, and raising excise taxes to reduce use of tobacco products.


A corresponding background country report in Spanish can be found here.