Customs Newsletter 03/2022
Tobacco tax on substitutes for manufactured tobacco as from 1 July 2022
On 1 July 2022 another important change in the tobacco tax sector came into force. Substitutes for manufactured tobacco, which were previously not subject to tobacco tax in Germany, are taxable as from 1 July 2022. This applies, in particular, to liquids for e-cigarettes, the market for which is ever-increasing. Under certain conditions, tobacco tax will be due on these liquids, even if they do not contain any nicotine. Those taxable persons concerned will, consequently, be faced with new challenges.