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On October 12 (Tuesday) 2021 at 11:00 a round table «State policy of excise taxation of tobacco products in Ukraine: how to combat illegal production and circulation» will be held at the Gorshenin Institute.

Organizer – the Growford Institute and the Gorshenin Institute supported by the Internet portal

Experts from the Growford Institute will present a study «Policy improvement in the field of excise taxation of tobacco products and combating their illegal production and circulation in Ukraine».

Questions for discussion:

– International experience in the field of excise taxation of tobacco products and practices in our reality

– How to excise without losing the industry?

– Problems with new industries – how not “to throw the baby out with the bathwater”

Round table participants:

Opening speech:

Tetiana Prokopchuk, Vice President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine

Authors of the study:

  • Tetiana Bogdan, Doctor of Economics, Scientific Director at the Growford Institute
  • Kostiantyn Shvabii, Doctor of Economics, Professor, Expert at the Growford Institute
  • Nadiia Novytska, Doctor of Economics


  • Nina Yuzhanina, People’s Deputy of Ukraine, Member of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Financing, Tax and Customs Policy
  • Representative of the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine

Moderator: Nataliia Klauning, Director of Communications at the Gorshenin Institute.

Any mentions in the news shall refer to the Gorshenin Institute and the Growford Institute as the organizers of the discussion.

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