Morocco to restrict cigarette shipments

Morocco to restrict cigarette shipments

According to "Morocco World News", Morocco will strengthen supervision of cigarette sales from January 1, 2024.

The new rules limit the maximum content of the substance in cigarettes sold domestically. Tar content will be limited to 10 mg, nicotine content to 1 mg and carbon monoxide content to 10 mg.

The Department of Customs and Indirect Taxes has announced that all cigarettes must be accompanied by test results from a recognized laboratory.

Earlier this month, the Tobacco Products Price Approval Committee approved the increase in cigarette prices. From January 1, 2024, smokers will pay an additional Moroccan dirham ($0.10) per pack of cigarettes.

Morocco's budget calls for increasing the domestic tobacco excise tax from Dh100 in 2022 to Dh550 in 2026.

The tax authority expects to collect approximately MYR 12.5 billion from tobacco product sales in 2023, an increase of 5.82% from 2022.
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