Cigarettes and tobacco will be more expensive in 2021!
In Belgium all cigarettes have a tax band. The current tax band has the price of the product on it and a two-letter code (current = AS). According to our sources, manufacturers and wholesalers are not allowed to market an AS code from 1 March 2021. However, we as traders may, of course, continue to sell these products.
(For example, if you buy a product with an AN code, this product is several months old. Then your tobacco may be dry).
The pack of 20 cigarettes will have a price increase of 80 cents and tobacco 50g price increase of 1.47€.
Cigarettes: Marlboro 6.8€ - 2021 = 7.5€
Tobacco: Lucky Strike 50 gr 9,70 - 2021 = 11,17€
Purpose of this measure
The increase in excise duties is part of the government's proactive policy to discourage tobacco consumption. State revenue will be increased taking into account the prices of tobacco products in neighboring countries.