Kuwait suspends 100% tariff on e-cigarettes


Blue Hole New Consumer Report, December 22, according to foreign reports, the Kuwaiti government has decided to postpone the imposition of 100% tariffs on e-cigarettes (including flavored products) until further notice.

According to the Arab Times, the tax was supposed to come into effect on January 1, 2023 after being postponed from September 1 this year.

"Suleiman Al-Fahd, Acting Director General of the General Administration of Customs, has issued a directive regarding the postponement of the use of single-use nicotine-containing pods and nicotine-containing liquid or gel packs, according to a local Arab daily. , whether flavored or unflavored, and liquid or gel packs containing 100% tariff nicotine.”

Al-Fahd had previously issued a customs instruction to specifically postpone the deadline for imposing 100% tax on e-cigarettes and their liquids (whether flavored or not) by 4 months, but in accordance with the instruction, decided to postpone the tax application for four items until further notice .

The four-item list includes - flavored disposable nicotine pods; unflavored disposable nicotine cartridges; liquid or gel packs with flavored nicotine and liquid or gel containers with unflavored nicotine.

This Directive is a supplement to the Customs Directive No. 19 of 2022 issued in February 2022, which concerns the application of the content introduced in the main provisions of Article 2404 of Chapter 24 of the Harmonized Tariff System of the GCC Countries, namely, the application of The use of nicotine flavored, unflavored and liquid or gel packs containing flavored or unflavored nicotine is subject to 100% duty.