Latest developments Soft Drinks


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The Institute for Public Policy Research calls for sweets, crisps and sugary drinks to be taxed, their adverts banned from daytime TV and for supermarkets to fund healthy cooking classes for customer.

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To make sweets, snacks and sugary drinks less appealing a leading think tank has suggested to wrap them in plain packaging.

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The UK government is proposing to sell sweets, crisps and carbonated drinks under cigarette-style plain packaging.

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The Ministry of Finance is conducting a technical study on the addition of new good to the excise tax list, which was introduced in 2017.

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The Balochistan government decided to impose a ban on carbonated drinks from all educational institutions.

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Two of the United State’s leading medical groups call for taxes on soda drinks, warning labels and advertising restrictions, describing sweetened drinks as a great health threat to young people.

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In June 2019, the prices for tobacco products, alcohol and energy drinks will go up by 100 per cent, while carbonated drink will go up by 50 per cent.

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More ‘harmful’ products could be added to the UAE’s excise tax list. The UAE is considering adding more products to the excise tax list, according to a statement from the Ministry of Finance.

The excise tax currently applies to three categories; tobacco products, energy drinks and carbonated drinks. When it was introduced in October 2017, it increased the cost of carbonated drinks by 50 per cent, and doubled the price of tobacco products and energy drinks.

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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.