On July 12, the Bahraini government suddenly announced a 100% high tax on vapes without any indication, and this behavior also made all Bahrain vapers and the operators very dissatisfied.
After Indonesia’s 57% heavy tax, Bahrain’s e-liquid tax percentage has reached a new high.
The tax caused the Bahrain e-cigarette industry to be extremely dissatisfied!
Sayed Al Wadei, head of VapeWorld, Bahrain’s e-cigarette industry, accused “the vape juice has the 100% tax as tobacco products” is insane. The local VAPE store imports about 40,000 different types of e-liquid from the US every month. And you can know how much tax they have to pay for each shipment now.
At the same time, vapors and users said that e-cigarettes don’t contain tobacco components, it is unreasonable to levy e-cigarettes against 100% of the tax like cigarettes, and such high prices may cause e-cigarette users to re-use traditional cigarettes!
Mohamed Ahmed, head of Juffair Vape Bahrain, said that “the government’s current tax collection is based on the size of the bottle, which is $16 for a 60 ml bottle, $22 for a 100 ml bottle, and $26 for a 120 ml bottle. The store will sell these oils at twice the price.