20 June 2019

Govt to levy higher excise tax on unnecessary products


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- Laos values cooperation with China’s Yunnan province
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- Govt to levy higher excise tax on unnecessary products
Products or services the government doesn’t promote, including alcoholic beverages, will be subject to  higher taxes if a new law on excise duties comes into force in January 2020. In contrast, lower levies will be imposed on items such as fuel and motorcycles that the government believes are necessary for improving people’s lives. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance,
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