Fiji national budget 2003 : building a resilient economy?

Narayan, Paresh Kumar and Prasad, Biman Chand 2003, Fiji national budget 2003 : building a resilient economy?, Pacific economic bulletin, vol. 18, no. 2, pp. 91-106.

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Title Fiji national budget 2003 : building a resilient economy?
Author(s) Narayan, Paresh Kumar
Prasad, Biman Chand
Journal name Pacific economic bulletin
Volume number 18
Issue number 2
Start page 91
End page 106
Publisher Asia Pacific Press
Place of publication Canberra, A.C.T.
Publication date 2003
ISSN 0817-8038
1834-9455
Summary This paper examines three key issues arising from the 2003 Fiji National Budget: the emphasis on tourism as a driver for economic growth; a 25 per cent increase in the VAT; and the 7 per cent increase in the sugar tax. The authors argue that, rather than increasing taxes, the government should focus on creating a sound investment climate, including secure access to land, which will benefit the tourism and sugar industries, and look to better collection strategies for the taxes that are already in place.
Language eng
Field of Research 140215 Public Economics- Taxation and Revenue
150601 Impacts of Tourism
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30024706

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Accounting, Economics and Finance
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