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European Commission Proposes Two-Year Transitional Period for Slovenia for Excise Duty on Cigarettes

Brussels, 23 October - The European Commission proposed on Tuesday that in accession negotiations, those candidate countries which demanded transitional periods for lower excise duties on cigarettes, should be granted transitional periods from two to three years before bringing their excise duties in line with the acquis. In the case of Slovenia, which demanded a transitional period of two and a half years from the when it becomes an EU member, the Commission has proposed a transitional period of two years.

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