The parties of the government's coalition have issued a draft bill to go before the Riigikogu which would stop the collection of excise duty on tobacco e-liquids for two years following entering into law.
The aim of the amendment on the excise duty of alcohol, tobacco, fuel, and energy, has been introduced by the Center Party, the Conservative People's Party of Estonia (EKRE) and Isamaa.
It will help to control the border trade and black market, the Riigikogu's press service announced.
The amendment will enter into force on December 1, 2020, if it passes.
In the draft explanation, government coalition Riigikogu group members note that in stopping the collection of excise duty, entrepreneurs will be given a chance to cut the price of tobacco e-liquids, used in "vaping" products, and create a stimulus for buying the products legally and internally in Estonia, rather than from outside Estonia, or on the black market.
Editor: Roberta Vaino