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Elements of comparative law on excise duty


  • Marius Eugen Radu

    () (Faculty of Judicial and Administrative Sciences, "Dimitrie Cantemir" Christian University)


Originally established financial purposes, namely serving the objective of procuring financial resources available to the authorities in recent decades, excise duties were given and the significance of financial levers which influenced phenomena with negative externalities in the economy and society. Thus, excise duties were imposed to limit or combat harmful effects resulting from pollution or consumption of goods harmful to health. It is almost universal practice excise duty on petroleum products, alcoholic beverages, tobacco or tobacco products.

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  • Marius Eugen Radu, 2016. "Elements of comparative law on excise duty," Social-Economic Debates, Association for Entreprenorial Spirit Promotion, vol. 5(1), pages 30-35, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:sdb:social:v:5:y:2016:i:1:p:30-35

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    Excise; taxes; fiscal policy; European Union; globalization;

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    • K22 - Law and Economics - - Regulation and Business Law - - - Business and Securities Law


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