ONGOING: In May 2017 accounced intention to tax sugary and sweetened drinks.  A 19 October 2018 study praised the regulatory efforts taken by Ecuador to tackle the over-consumption of sugary, sweetened beverages.
ONGOING: Government are in the process of considering a nationwide ‘fat tax’ on junk food.
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.
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).
ADOPTED: In 2012 a health law was enshrined that put a tax on sweetened drinks and in January 2016, they made it illegal to sell unlimited amounts of drinks with sugar or sweeteners at a fixed price or for free. In July 2018, the Government introduced a tiered-tax rate, progressively increasing to around €20 per hectolitre for products containing more than 11g of added sugar per 100ml.
ONGOING: Considering a sugar tax, health ministers were unsure it would make it through Parliament. As of April 2018, these plans are on hold in light of a voluntary reformulation plan undertaken by ten firms.
ONGOING: The Ministry of Health is considering measures to restrict citizens’ intake of sugar, by considering the introduction of a sugar tax and a ban on high-sugar content drinks. If a ban on these drinks were to come into force it would be the first of its kind in the world.
As of October 2018, Ecuador bans sugary drinks with over ‘7.5g/100ml’ content and has banned the distribution and use of low nutritional quality products in food aid packages.
New South Wales and Tasmania phase out the sale of sugary drinks and fast junk food at health facilities.