Macroeconomic Impacts of Tobacco Taxation in Pakistan

SPDC conducted an analysis of the changes in the rates and structure of FED on cigarettes that were introduced in the Federal Budget 2019-20. It estimated the impact of these changes on consumption of cigarettes and the revenue collected through FED and GST. In order to share the findings with relevant stakeholders, a policy dialogue was organized in Islamabad on September 5, 2019, which was chaired by FBR’s Member Policy and Inland Revenue. Other participants included representatives from Ministry of Health, Tobacco Control Cell, media and civil society organizations.