On 11 June the Germany Bundestag approved legislation to make smoking more expensive as of next year with an added tax.
The greatest increases have been reserved for e-cigarettes and tobacco-heating products, which were previously only lightly taxes.
Currently, a 10-millilitre bottle of vape liquid costs around €5 in Germany. In 2022, an extra €1.60 will be added to this price in taxation, and this will rise to €3.20 by 2026. An additional tax is also to be introduced for heated tobacco, so that in future it will be treated similarly to cigarettes for tax purposes.
ADACT’s Chief Regulatory Officer, Damien Bové, said “As Germany is an important market for a lot of our customers this will no doubt have an impact, it also explains the recently enacted requirements to bring zero nicotine vapes under the same regulation.”
To get ready for the new e-liquid tax and protect your sales in Germany, please call ADACT on +44(0)1302 986 088 or email [email protected].