martes, 7 de octubre de 2014 –6 de Octubre de 2014 – EEUU

Tobacco lobby aims to derail WHO on tax increases

A tobacco-industry funded lobby group will attempt to derail a World Health Organization summit aimed at agreeing increased taxes on smoking, according to leaked documents seen by the Financial Times.

The International Tax and Investment Centre, which is sponsored by all four major tobacco groups, will meet on the eve of the WHO’s global summit on tobacco policy in Moscow later this month in a bid to head off unwanted duty increases.

According to an invitation seen by the Financial Times, the ITIC has asked representatives from ministries of finance around the world to a private meeting that will “ensure there is a balanced approach to important excise taxation issues”.

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