Last December, we taught you same here that the European Commission was delaying its report on the taxation of vaping products in January. According to information from a German daily newspaper, the famous report should tell us soon that the European Union does not plan to tax the electronic cigarette before 2019. Good news for the vape market, which is still booming.
Remember the open consultation of the European Union that was proposed last year or more than 90% of respondents declared that they did not want taxes on vaping products. Well today, it seems like good news for the e-cigarette that should not be subject to European taxes before 2019.
As the German media reveals " Stuttgarter-nachrichten", The European Commission does not seem willing to put in place taxes on vaping before having to examine these tax plans at the earliest in 2019.
According to the information provided, it would be too early for a tax proposal because there is too little data on this relatively young market. The Commission clearly states that it isdifficult to predict how the market will evolve in the futureAnd that there is too little clarity on the potential "harmfulness" of the vapor emitted. The report would indicate that careful approach Of the tax issue on the electronic cigarette is desirable.
However, the danger remains very present! On the one hand, the European Commission is ultimately only postpone the deadline to 2019 and on the other hand this decision does not protect the industry from vape face a potential national taxation. Indeed, several countries like Italy have recently decided to tax e-liquids and it is not said that others do not follow in the near future.
Clearly, with such a decision, the vape probably won a battle but the war continues to rage and only the future will tell if it will be taxed or not.