Vietnam to increase tax on tobacco, alcohols

A man smokes near a smoking ban notice at the Ho Chi Minh City's Cho Ray Hospital. Photo: Doc Lap

The government has proposed to increase luxury tax on tobacco to 70 percent in 2016 and 75 percent in 2019, from the current 65 percent, in an effort to reduce smoking rate among men


Vietnamese consumers have developed a strong taste for Thai products. Photo: Manh Quan

Thai products invade Vietnam

In the past two decades, Thailand has become the preferred country of origin for Vietnam's growing middle-class, which...