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Internal taxation of imports
According to the Permanent Delegation of Egypt to the WTO, the government of Egypt effective from 02 July 2014, did increase the specific taxes on cigarettes. In other words, the specific taxes on imported cigarettes increased from LE 1(USD 0.14) to LE 1.5 (USD 0.21) per pack. Furthermore, the government also increased the taxes on locally produced cigarettes from LE 0.5 (USD 0.7) to LE 0.75 (USD 0.11) per pack. Therefore, denoting that in general, the introduced tax increases are higher for foreign rather than locally produced brands.
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