Smaller alcohol tax hike in Estonia won't cut into border trade

  • 2017-11-29
  • BNS/TBT Staff
The government's decision to raise the alcohol excise duty next year by half less than originally planned will not affect the habit of Estonian residents to drive to Latvia for cheaper booze, says Einar Visnapuu , board member of the company ET Invest OU that runs the Alko1000 alcohol stores in Latvia. "Broadly speaking, it will have no effect. People have understood that next to Estonia we have Latvia, where it's fun to be too and where everything is cheap. People are used to going there," Visnapuu said. He said that the alcohol tax hikes planned by Est...
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