IVVA opposes excise on vape products

Last year, the EU Commission began seeking opinion from member states on its regular revision of the directive on the structure and rates of excise duty applied to manufactured tobacco (Directive 2011/64/EU).

 

One of the proposals advanced by the Directorate-General for Taxation and Customs Union (DG TAXUD), is to bring vape products under the directive, which would apply an excise tax regime on the products.

 

The IVVA opposes this on a number of grounds, and we recently made a submission to the public consultation which ended on the 16th of February.

 

The full submission can be found here, and covers the reasons and evidence that this excise tax would be bad for public health, bad for the consumer, and bad for the independent vaping industry.