ADOPTED: In September 2013, the Mexican congress passed an excise tax on sugar sweetened beverages and a sales tax on several high energy dense foods. As part of this, specific excise tax of 1 peso/L (equaling almost a 10% price increase based on 2013 prices) on non-dairy and non-alcoholic beverages with an added sugar was implemented and an ad valorem tax of 8% on a defined list of non-essential highly energy dense foods (containing ≥275 calories (1151 kJ) per 100 g) came into effect on 1 January 2014.