THE CHILEAN government has requested formal talks at the World Trade Organisation with Peru, over a sales tax regime for cigarettes, made from dark, premium bright and standard bright tobacco. The taxation varies for each of these categories by between S/0.025 (Peruvian Sol) to S/0.100 per unit, with higher amounts being charged for brands that are sold in three or more countries than for those sold in fewer countries. Chile claims that this could discriminate against imported cigarettes, with local brands being subject to a lower rare, and ...

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