Tobacco Free Initiative (TFI)

Viet Nam

Country engagements

The Ministry of Finance Vietnam colleagues participated in a tax workshop organized by WHO in Manila, Philippines in 2010 and upon returning home, they requested technical assistance from WHO on tobacco tax administration and implementation issues. The collaboration continued throughout 2010 and 2011, and tax administrators prepared a document for the Ministry of Finance specifying areas of improvement in the current excise system, administration and implementation.