Selective tax to double tobacco, alcohol, energy drink prices

Muscat - 

The prices of tobacco, alcohol, energy drinks and pork products will go up by 100 per cent from June, while carbonated drinks will go up by 50 per cent.

Oman has followed in the footsteps of Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain and Qatar in imposing a selective tax, dubbed as ‘sin tax' on goods and beverages, seen to have a level of harm associated with their consumption.

A Royal Decree (No 23/2019) issuing the Selective Tax Law was issued on Wednesday, March 13.

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