Bahrain: cigarettes sell out as Saudi visitors avoid new tax

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Cigarettes have been selling out throughout stores in Bahrain following the recent big price rises in Saudi Arabia, with many stores complaining that they have been selling out on many of their most popular brands.

Visitors from across the causeway have been buying cigarettes in bulk quantities in Bahrain after the Saudi Government imposed a selective tax on products deemed, making tobacco products now considerably more expensive in Saudi Arabia than in Bahrain.

So it seems likely that Bahrain will be needing to import more tobacco products, stores will increase sales, and – for smokers at least, there’s now yet another reason to attract Saudi visitors to travel to Bahrain for their weekends.


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