Source: Al-Bayan Newspaper

The Federal Tax Authority intensified its preparations to implement the decision to prohibit the import of all types of hookah tobacco and cigarette coils that are electrically heated and not defined by “digital tax stamps” from the beginning of next March, within the framework of the application of the second stage of the “distinctive signs on tobacco and its products” system, which aims to protect consumers from commercial fraud and poor quality products, as well as to combat tax evasion. In this regard, the commission clarified yesterday that within its plan to educate those concerned with the application of “distinctive signs on tobacco and its products”, the fourth awareness meeting was held to familiarize the tobacco producers, importers, and distributors of tobacco products and products with the mechanisms and goals of the system.

This came during the meeting, which was opened by Khaled Ali Al Bustani, Director-General of the Federal Tax Authority, with the participation of a large number of stakeholders in this sector in the local markets and free zones.

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