The Tobacco Tax Program is SEATCA’s program specifically for supporting effective tobacco taxation policies in the ASEAN region. It recognizes specific interventions recommended under WHO FCTC relating to the reduction of tobacco demand through price and tax measures (Article 6) and packaging and labeling of tobacco products (Article 11).
The program is focused on six low- and middle-income countries in Southeast Asia: Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Philippines, and Vietnam. It uses globally-proven evidence to encourage governments to adopt more progressive tobacco tax regimes that will discourage tobacco use while increasing government revenues that can further assist national health and social development programs.
Support the implementation of the FCTC Article 6 according to the FCTC Article 6 Guidelines in six target countries.
Simplified, uniform and specific tobacco taxation regimes with real and regular tobacco tax increases in six target countries.
Elements of the SEATCA organizational model incorporated into other regional alliances for tobacco control in developing countries.
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