The Framework Convention Alliance for Tobacco Control

COP-4: Guidelines for FCTC Article 6 - what Finance Ministries need to know

This document relates to item 5.7 of the provisional agenda.

The Framework Convention Alliance (FCA) suggests that the Conference of the Parties (COP) set up a working group to develop guidelines on Article 6. These guidelines would significantly facilitate national initiatives to simplify and increase tobacco taxes. At the same time, a working group which includes finance officials would tremendously raise the profile of the treaty and provide an opportunity for finance ministries to make a significant contribution to advancing global public health.

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