Illicit Trade in Manufactured Cigarettes and Hand-Rolled Tobacco in North Macedonia
This Policy Brief was written by Analytica in North Macedonia. The policy brief estimates the size and characteristics of the illicit tobacco market in North Macedonia. The study finds that tax evasion is higher in North Macedonia, compared to EU countries. The share of tax evasion 14.6% of the market, with the majority occurring in the hand-rolled tobacco market. The manufactured cigarette market is overwhelmingly licit, although this is to be expected given the low prices in the country. The policy brief makes policy recommendations for the country to decrease its illicit tobacco market, while increasing tobacco taxes and other tobacco control measures.
A corresponding Report can be found here.
Content Type: Policy Brief
Authors(s): Natasa Trajkova Najdovska, Bojana Mijovic Hristovska, Tamara Mijović Spasova, MBA, Borce Trenovski