ANNOUNCEMENT 30 Jun 2016In June 2016, the members of the GCC announced a change in import duties.
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An example of such a press report that mentions the exemption of tobacco imports from the United States: http://www.bna.bh/portal/en/news/710321
Article on deliberation by GCC Finance Ministers:
According to press reports--all consistent--the GCC nations approved plans to double the tariff on imported tobacco from 100% to 200% in mid-2016. Apparently, GCC Finance Ministers deliberated on this plan in November 2015.
Some press reports indicate that tobacco from the United States was exempted from this tariff increase.