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Is it time to tax sugary drinks? [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2019-9-17 14:05:04 |Display all floors
A sugar tax increase is going to take effect from October 1st, the second round of taxes that the Thai government is levying on sugary drinks. From October the first, sugary beverages, namely sodas, ready-to-drink green tea, coffee, energy drinks and fruit juice, are going to be taxed at a higher rate in line with the Excise Tax Act 2017. The progressive tax rate will be levied per 100ml of the beverage volume. This will be the second tax increase and a third is scheduled for October 1st, 2021. According to Excise Department, the purpose of such a tax is to encourage less sugar consumption.

Soft drinks are very popular, particularly among children and adolescents. But there is clear evidence that sugary drinks have negative impacts on people's health. It's time for China to follow the Thailand's lead and increase the price of sugary drinks. What do you think? Should government tax sugary drinks?


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Post time 2019-9-19 01:38:49 |Display all floors
Thailand wasnt first...among others Germany did it already for a quite long time
some day Jiangsu will rule China

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Post time 2019-9-19 09:38:05 |Display all floors
lionstar Post time: 2019-9-19 01:38
Thailand wasnt first...among others Germany did it already for a quite long time

Thailand was one of the first Asian countries to impose sugary tax. It introduced the tax in in September 2017 and this is the second round.

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Post time 2019-9-19 15:07:23 |Display all floors
China is way behind! No plans yet to impose sugar tax, despite the damage sugar has done to ppls' health, obesity, diabetes, etc, all due to sugar added to almost every kind of food, including chefs adding sugar to meals they cook, and very few sugar free products available.

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