Accelerating Effective Tobacco Taxes in Peru: Towards Sustainable Policies

This policy brief was written by the South American Network on Applied Economics/Red Sur for the project “Tobacco taxes in Latin America” examining sustainable tax tobacco tax policies for Peru. The brief presents the main findings and policy recommendations developed from a background study prepared by the Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, in collaboration with the Comisión Nacional Permanente de Lucha Antitabáquica. The brief recommends that the Peruvian government increase the tobacco excise to at least 70 percent of retail price as recommended by the World Health Organization to reduce consumption.

 

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