According to a report from DDTC News on December 27th, some commercial associations in Indonesia are urging the government to delay the e-cigarette taxation policy.
This request comes from the National E-Cigarette Association Alliance of Indonesia, which includes the Indonesian Individual E-Cigarette Association (APVI), the Indonesian E-Cigarette Users Alliance (AVI), the Indonesian E-Cigarette E-Liquid Producers Association (PPEI), the Indonesian E-Cigarette Tobacco Entrepreneurs Alliance (APPNINDO), and the Bali E-Cigarette Association (AVB).
In 2024, the tax on e-cigarettes in Indonesia is set to increase by approximately 15%. The national association of e-cigarette in Indonesia is urging for a delay in implementing the e-cigarette tax policy, while also hoping that the Ministry of Finance will not raise the tax rates when implementing this taxation policy.
They pointed out that “if the tax on e-cigarettes increases by more than 10%, it would be a significant burden for most small and medium-sized enterprises.