EABC Meeting with Ministry of Finance organised by Fiscal Policy Office on Tax and Customs
As part of four working group level meetings with the Ministry of Finance (including Finance on 14 January, Digital Economy on 18 January, Healthcare on 20 January), on 28 January 2021, EABC held the fourth virtual meeting with the Fiscal Policy Office, Excise Department, and Customs Department as part of its continued engagement with the Ministry of Finance of Thailand. This meeting was coordinated by two EABC Working Groups: Food and Beverages and Transport and Logistics. EABC recommends policies to promote greater participation in the tax system to achieve Thailand 4.0 vision, infrastructure, and skills investment are which are all needed; hence, we support a tax system that is competitive, efficient, inclusive, and fair. This discussion covered the topics of customs facilitation for multi-model transports and excise tax reform in tobacco products and alcoholic beverages. EABC is grateful for the insightful perspectives shared by the representatives from the relevant departments. We look forward to have a follow up meeting in February with relevant bureau for each proposed topics.