Thailand Plans New Taxes for Polluters

Mar 2019

The Fiscal Policy Office (FPO) of Thailand and the Finance Ministry have drafted a law imposing new taxes and fees on polluters. According to the draft of the law, the Finance Ministry will be given stronger powers for fighting pollution, outlining seven key measures such as Environmental taxes; management fees such as water treatment; taxes and fees on products that cause Environment problems; deposits against Environmental risks and damages; trading rights to use natural resources or to emit pollution; subsidies and support measures; and other measures.

Public awareness about Environmental problems increased after the air quality in Bangkok and surrounding areas became toxic between late 2018 and early 2019.

(Source: The Bangkok Post)

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