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Investigation on the economic and health impacts of harmonization of tobacco excise of the Customs Union and neighboring countries: Russian Federation, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Kyrgyz Republic and Tajikistan | 19-02-2013
The project is implemented for the World Bank Group.

Project Dates: February — December 2013 

Project Objectives:

The objectives of the consultancy are to:
  • prepare country briefs on tobacco for Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan;

  • perform an analysis on the effects of increasing tobacco taxes on health by income quintile and gender for all Customs Union and neighboring countries: Belarus, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, the Kyrgyz Republic and Tajikistan;

  • develop a model of the customs union as a whole, developing scenarios harmonizing excise rates in the sense of common minimum rates without necessarily having identical tax systems.

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