Roman CHIRCA: "Alternative technologies that are less harmful should be subject to reduced tax burden."
Interview of InfoMarket agency A few years ago, Moldova took the commitment to implement EU directive 2011-64 provisions, and thus increase excise taxes on cigarettes to at least 90 euros per 1000 pieces by 2025. That is why, each year, excise taxes on cigarettes gradually increase and reached in 2019 approximately 25 EUR per 1000 cigarettes. Budget revenues are also growing which is about 1 billion lei in 2014; 1.6 billion lei in 2015; 1.58 billion lei in 2016; 2.04 billion lei in 2017; 1.86 billion lei in 2018. Last year’s decline has an explanation, cigarettes are becoming ...