E-Cigarette Cartridges Subjected to Tobacco Tax



Markus Wisnu Murti

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    TEMPO.CO, JakartaThe Finance Ministry on Friday has classified e-cigarette cartridges as alternative products of tobacco or HPTL, making them subject existing taxes. 

    The Director of International Customs and Inter-institution of the Customs and Excise Directorate General, Syarif Hidayat, said this decision was contained in the Finance Ministry’s Regulation No.176/PMK.04/2020/ 

    The Finance Ministry’s Regulation (PMK) oversees new provisions that classify HPTL products as those that are made from tobacco and adapted to the growing technologies and consumers’ demands. 

    Syarif assured the regulation included tobacco extracts or concentrates that were consumed by heating the liquids and then inhaled or smoked. 

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