WHO Tobacco Tax Symposium
Location: Geneva, SwitzerlandDate: 24-26 June 2014
The World Health Organization (WHO) has opened a symposium on tobacco taxation for over 20 colleagues from the WHO Regional and Country Offices, economists partnering with WHO, and select Ministry of Finance officials. The participants cover a range of countries from Africa, the America’s, Eastern-Mediterranean, South-East Asia, and Western Pacific regions. The Ministries of Finance represented include China, Egypt, the Philippines and Thailand. The objectives of the symposium are to:
- share evidence and knowledge regarding developments in the tobacco market and taxation;
- build technical and analytical capacity in the regions; and
- develop roadmaps for collaborative country and regional engagement.