Portugal to levy sugar tax on soft drinks.

The announcement comes just three days after the World Health Organization urged countries to start taxing sugary drinks, pointing to evidence that price hikes can dramatically reduce consumption. Under Portugal’s plans, drinks with asugar content above 80 grammes per litre will be slapped with a tax of 16.46 euros per hectolitre. Drinks with less than 80 grammes of sugar per litre will pay a tax of 8.22 euros per hectolitre. The tax will raise the price of a standard 330 millilitre can of Coca-Cola, which contains 35 grammes of sugar, by 5.5 euro cents. The new tax will only apply to soft drinks. Sugary drinks based on milk or fruit juice will be spared.

read the full article.. medicalxpress.com/news/2016-10-portugal-levy-sugar-tax-soft.html

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