Excise Taxation for GCC Revenue Diversification: Policy Brief, May 2016

30 May, 2016
read < 1 minute

The Policy Brief titled “Excise Taxation for GCC Revenue Diversification”, authored by Dr. Nasser Saidi and Aathira Prasad, highlights the need for excise taxation to support the ongoing revenue diversification policy. Raising revenue from fuel and tobacco taxation are two example explored in the brief. One of the findings is that specific excises are preferable than ad valorem taxes, and another that governments should avoid steep successive increases in tax rates as this can lead to a loss of revenue, and increase in illicit trade. A more detailed explanation and recommendations on the implementation of excise taxes in the GCC are part of the policy brief.
Download the English and/or Arabic version(s).

Read Next


Weekly Economic Commentary – Apr 22, 2024

Download a PDF copy of the weekly economic commentary here.   Markets Major equity

22 April, 2024


Weekly Insights 19 Apr 2024: Growth in MENA to rise in 2024, but will remain divergent amid geopolitical risks

IMF forecasts (growth, inflation, debt). Saudi inflation, IP. Dubai tourism. Download a PDF copy of

19 April, 2024

TV and radio

Interview with Al Arabiya (Arabic) on economic diversification, 17 Apr 2024

In this interview with Al Arabiya aired on 17th April 2024, Dr. Nasser Saidi discusses

18 April, 2024