2006News

Forcing contraband

Although the fiscal reform was passed into law yesterday, former International Monetary Fund consultant Emil Sunley is warning that the increased taxes on tobacco and alcohol will only increase the amount of contraband, and continued to argue for the removal of those taxes. Sunley says that alcohol should be taxed according to unit, because an ounce of alcohol is an ounce of alcohol in those types of beverages. Sunley, speaking in Listin Diario, says that bearing in mind the damages caused by tobacco, there should be taxes on each unit of tobacco consumed.