ADOPTED: In November 2018 an excise sugar tax on sugar-sweetened beverages starting 1 April 2019 will be imposed. The duty proposed will be at 'RM0.40 per litre to be implemented on non-alcoholic beverages containing added sugars of more than 5gm per 100ml drink; and for fruit and vegetable juice containing added sugars of more than 12gm per 100ml drink'.