Gambia: Alcohol Lobby Achieves Tax Reduction

Posted July 29 2019 3 Best Buys, Affordability, Agenda2030, Alcohol Harm, Alcohol Industry Lobbyism, alcohol marketing, Alcohol Policy, Alcohol Taxation, BigAlcoholExposed, Castel Group, Evidence, News, SDGs, WHO

The Gambian parliament has decided to increase alcohol taxation to 75% for 2019. But at an extraordinary session on July 29, 2019, the Gambian National Assembly decided to reduce the country’s alcohol tax, reversing course on alcohol taxation, after heavy lobbying from Big Alcohol. The move comes as many countries are increasing alcohol taxation to tackle alcohol as obstacle to development and raise additional domestic resources…

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