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Oct 04, 2016

Hungarian government to introduce e-cigarette tax

The Hungarian government will levy new fees on retailers and sellers of electronic cigarettes from November

The Hungarian government is set to slap new fees on e-cigarettes, it has been revealed.

In a step to further regulate the market, the Hungarian government will levy many new fees on retailers and sellers of electronic cigarettes from November, Hungarian news agency MTI has reported.

An administration fee of 475,000 HUF will be introduced on sellers of e-cigarettes, along with a separate fee businesses will be required to pay for every brand and strength of nicotine and nicotine-free e-cigarette as well as refill cartridges they sell, according to sources.

Additionally, businesses will be forced to pay a 306,000 HUF fee, per item, for any modifications to the range of products they sell.

Revenue from the fees will go to the National Institute of Pharmacy and Nutrition (OGYEI).