Rabat - Starting on January 1, Moroccan smokers will face a cigarette price increase for all brands.
Rabat – Starting on January 1, Moroccan smokers will face a cigarette price increase for all brands.
The prices of cigarettes will officially go up starting on Thursday, January 1. Morocco’s Customs and Excise Administration has reportedly announced in a statement “changes to the list of tobacco products’ prices,” Telquel reported.
According to the same source, the price of a pack of Morocco’s number one cigarette brand, Marquise, will be increased by 50 cents. The price of Marlboro, which is manufactured by the famous Philip Morris International Company, will be increased by 1 Dirham.
Earlier this month, the Moroccan company of tobacco (SMT), a branch of Imperial Tobacco, sent a request to raise prices increase to the Ministry of General Affairs.
The price increase is connected to introduction of a new tax on tobacco, which includes an internal consumption tax.