Category: Legal Desk Studies

Enhancing Health Financing through Tobacco Taxation

The burden of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) in Zambia is on the rise, with 29% of all deaths attributable to NCDs. Given that NCDs are lifestyle diseases, this is a significantly high proportion, particularly since most of these diseases can be reduced by attending to the four main behavioral risk factors for NCDs which are tobacco…
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Analysis of the Tobacco and Nicotine Products Control Bill 2018

The export of tobacco in Zambia increased from approximately $1.7 million in 1995 to $156.5 million in 2012 and averaged of USD100 million between 2013 and 2018. According to the WHO, agricultural land devoted to the harvesting of tobacco in Zambia increased over 350% in two decades from 1993 to 2013.While tobacco as a percentage…
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Proposal for Tobacco Taxation in Zambia

In 2010, Zambia ranked as the 5th Largest African exporter of tobacco, with an annual export value of over US$110 million which accounts for only 0.9% of Gross Domestic Product compared to 3% of GDP for Malawi. However, the Tobacco Industry in Zambia contends that the most notable contribution of tobacco to the economy is…
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Tobacco Production and Alternative Livelihoods among Small-Scale Producers in Eastern and Western Provinces of Zambia

The overall objective of this briefing note was to explore dynamics and experiences of tobacco production among smallscalefarmers and understand possible alternative livelihood production activities using the analytical lens of Easternand Western Provinces of Zambia. Download Here

Launch of Analysis of the Financial Intelligence Centre (Amendment)Act No. 16 of 2020

The overall objective of this analysis was to examine the provisions of the Financial Intelligence Centre (Amendment) Act No. 16 of 2020 and assess the ramifications or impact of the amendments. The provisions which include enhanced cooperation between the FIC and law enforcement agencies and supervisory authorities as well as empowering of the FIC to…
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An Assessment of the Production, Profitability and Revenue Generating Capacity of the Tobacco Sub-Sector in Zambia.

Tobacco is a plant product containing nicotine, cellulose, ammonia, and protein. It is believed to be the most consumed harmful product in the world. Among the constituents, tobacco is predominantly consumed for the stimulant alkaloid nicotine in form of products such as chewing tobacco, Cigars, Cigarettes, Creamy snuff, Dipping tobacco, Gutka, Snuff and others (Statista,…
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Mapping key players within the Tobacco Sub-Sector in Zambia

Tobacco production has in the recent past shifted from the developed world to the developing countries. The United States of America and Europe registered 18% and 40.4% reduction in area harvested respectively, between 2003 and 2012, while Africa experienced a 66% increase during the same period. Zambia is currently the 16th top producer of tobacco…
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