Cigarette Tax Scorecard (2nd edition): Tunisia

This Policy Brief was written based on the findings of the 2nd edition of the Cigarette Tax Scorecard. The policy brief evaluates the cigarette tax policies in Tunisia. In 2020, Tunisia scored 1.75 points out of 5, which shows that there is significant room for improvement. The overall score is an average of the following components: the cigarette price, changes in affordability, the tax share of the price, and the tax structure used. Tunisia received 3 out of 5 possible points in the tax share and tax structure components. Within Tunisia’s mixed excise tax structure, total tax share of price is 69.57% and the excise share is 42.99%. In contrast, the country scored 0 points in the affordability change component due to a failure to reduce affordability over time. The policy brief makes recommendations for the government to implement a more effective tax system that will improve public health while raising tax revenues. 

View the entire 2nd edition of the Cigarette Tax Scorecard here.

November 2021

Location(s): Africa, Tunisia

Content Type: Policy Brief

Topic(s): Tax and price, Tax levels and structure