Latest developments Facts and Figures

The speed at which regulation is being introduced can make it very difficult to keep up with. New laws and legislation are constantly and rapidly emerging across the world. This compilation of regulation reports demonstrates the volume of legislation that has already been adopted, or is currently under consideration. These laws span a vast number of countries and a variety of industries. The search function enables you to filter the results and view the legislative frameworks that may effect you, either now or in the future.

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ONGOING: In January 2019, reportedly, President Rodrigo Duterte gave his backing to a new piece of legislation that proposes new taxes on Alcohol and Tobacco, with alcohol taxation to be set at P40 per liter. As of January 2019, the legislation is still awaiting procedural consent.

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ONGOING: On 4th October 2018 the government announced plans to introduce an increase in tax on alcohol by an average 2.5 percent from 2019.

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ONGOING: A new excise duty for alcoholic beverages and tobacco took effect on 4th June 2018. The Minister of Finance said that the new excise duties will be ‘spread’ from 2018 to 2020 to moderate the impact of the price increases. He is also seeking to introduce VAT rises on certain select products, with carbonated drinks being highlighted as a potential option.

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ONGOING: In October 2018, it was reported that the Government believes that it will collect up to $2.5m a year from a 2% tax imposed on drinks, including beer, spirits and local liquor. Following regulatory updates it is reported these funds will be channeled into a new HIV and AIDS trust fund.

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ONGOING: In May 2017 accounced intention to tax sugary and sweetened drinks. [207] A 19 October 2018 study praised the regulatory efforts taken by Ecuador to tackle the over-consumption of sugary, sweetened beverages.

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ONGOING: Government are in the process of considering a nationwide ‘fat tax’ on junk food.

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ONGOING: The Indian state of Gujarat, as a result of the decision in Kerala, is now also considering implementing its own taxation.

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ONGOING: As of December 2018, Ministry of Health is considering measures to restrict citizens’ intake of sugar, by considering the introduction of a sugar tax.

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ONGOING: As of 1st January 2018, legislation has introduced a tax on non-alcoholic beverages (carbonated and noncarbonated drinks, 100% juice drinks and sweetened milk drinks).