Tobacco Free Initiative (TFI)

WHO tobacco tax training workshop for Ministry of Finance officials

Place: Ankara, Turkey
Date: 26-30 September 2011

The WHO Tobacco Free Initiative is holding a tobacco tax training workshop in Ankara, Turkey, from 26-30 September 2011. The Finance Ministries of 12 low and middle income countries from across the globe will be sending officials to participate in the workshop which will include trainings on tobacco tax administration, tobacco industry monitoring, tobacco tax policy and implementation. This will be the fourth of an on-going series of tobacco tax training workshops by WHO following similar regional workshops in Africa, the Western-Pacific region, and for Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries.

The Ankara workshop is being co-hosted by the Turkish Ministry of Finance (a recognized leader globally in implementing tobacco industry monitoring measures) and will serve to strengthen the technical capacity of tax administrations from high tobacco-burden countries as they act to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of their tobacco tax systems to achieve public health and finance objectives.

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