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Stories that are tagged 'food'

Bahamas Budget Reduces Duties, Business License Tax

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Monday, June 5, 2017

The Bahamas' 2017 Budget included an increase to customs and excise duty rates, the business license tax, and the introduction of electronic customs processes. Read Full Story


Canada Extends Consultation On Farming Tax Break

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

The Canadian Finance Department has extended to July 24 a consultation on the future of the income tax deferral available in respect of cash purchase tickets for deliveries of certain grains. Read Full Story


Filipino Tax Reform Would Plug VAT Leakages, DoF Says

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Friday, May 19, 2017

The Philippines hopes to rein in value-added tax breaks, which are costing the Government an estimated PHP90.7bn (USD1.82bn) a year, the Department of Finance has said. Read Full Story


UK Sugar Tax Should Cover Confectionary, Campaigners Say

by Jason Gorringe,, London

Monday, May 15, 2017

The next UK Government should impose a sugar levy on all confectionery products that contain high levels of sugar to tackle obesity and diabetes, campaigners have said. Read Full Story


Finland And UK Top EU Sin Tax Index

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Finland, the UK, and Ireland have the most wide-ranging "sin" taxes in the European Union, according to a report. Read Full Story


Canada Proposes Tax Relief for Farmers

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Monday, May 8, 2017

The Canadian Government has proposed extending the small business deduction to certain farmers and fishers. Read Full Story


Estonia Publishes Sugar Tax Bill

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

The Estonian Ministry of Finance has announced the publication of draft legislation that will impose a tax on beverages containing more than five grams of sugar per 100 milliliters. Read Full Story


Irish Beverage Council Slams Sugary Drinks Tax

by Jason Gorringe,, London

Thursday, April 20, 2017

The Irish Beverage Council has said that the proposed tax on sugar sweetened drinks will fail to adequately tackle obesity. Read Full Story


Australia Looking To Expand Trade With Japan

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Australia is seeking to progress the implementation of its free trade agreement with Japan, Trade Minister Steven Ciobo has said. Read Full Story


EU Issues Update On Mercosur Free Trade Talks

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Monday, April 17, 2017

The European Commission has summarized progress made during the latest round of negotiations for a trade agreement between the European Union and the Mercosur group of four South American countries. Read Full Story




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