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As a product of the meetings of the ASEAN Forum on Taxation (AFT), the ASEAN Sub-Forum on Excise Taxation was established as a platform to discuss issues and policies on excise taxation particularly on tobacco taxation. It also became a venue for ASEAN Member-States (AMS) to share strategies in pushing for tobacco reform in their respective countries.

As of March 2018, the Terms of Reference for the Sub-forum was already endorsed by all AMS.

For the first time after six meetings, the 7th technical working group on excise taxation which will meet on April 19, 2018 in Puerto Princesa, Palawan, Philippines will discuss taxation on other excisable products particularly on sugar-sweetened beverages.

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