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Corona: sale of cigarettes and smoking tobacco at the old excise duty rate prolonged

03.01.2021

Cigarettes and smoking tobacco products bearing the old excise duty rate can still be sold to retailers until 1 June 2021. The old deadline of 1 March 2021 is postponed due to the Corona crisis.

Many tobacco retailers have closed their doors due to the lockdown. As a result, producers and wholesalers have been unable to sell to their stock of cigarettes and smoking tobacco bearing the old excise duty rate to retailers. We wish to prevent additional work having to be performed in connection with the official supervision of the destruction of tobacco products bearing the old excise duty rate. We therefore prolong the term within which these products may still be sold to retailers from 1 March to 1 June 2021.

Old excise duty rate remain in force

For retailers, there are no changes to the sales price of these cigarettes and smoking tobacco. The tobacco product must be sold at the price stated on the excise stamp.

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