Back to Basics #5: The Solution to Illicit Trade

23 Oct 2019 - 12:45

The fifth Back2Basics policy brief has just been published, discussing the Solution to Illicit Trade. The brief is authored by Hana Ross.

From our engagement with government officials and other important stakeholders, we have noticed that there is growing interest in the topic of tobacco taxation. The challenge however, is that many policy makers aren’t necessarily experts in tobacco control, and do not have the time to read extensively on the subject.

We thought we’d do some of the heavy lifting for them, by creating a series of “Back to Basics” policy briefs covering key themes. Published under the banner of the WHO FCTC Knowledge Hub on Tobacco Taxation and Illicit Trade, the one-page briefs are accessible and easy to read, yet still contain the most important information regarding various tobacco-taxation topics.

Our first B2B in the range looks at Tobacco Administration. The second investigates The rationale for tobacco tax and price measures. The third, published in August 2019, offers A Call for Open Access Data on Tobacco Taxation, with Price elasticity as the fourth B2B, also published in October.

Cite: Ross, H. (2019). “The Solution to Illicit Trade”, REEP Back to Basics Policy Brief: B2B#5. October 2019, University of Cape Town.