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Further progress towards the repeal of Obamacare and its replacement with a Republican alternative was taken on the evening of March 9, with the House of Representatives House Ways and Means Committee approving the proposed new legislation. Read Full Story
The South African National Treasury has issued a list of questions and answers on the changes to the proposed tax on sugar-sweetened beverages that were introduced in the recently announced 2017-18 Budget. Read Full Story
The Australian Government has launched a consultation on the introduction of new protections for tax whistleblowers. Read Full Story
The South Korean Ministry of Strategy and Finance has issued details of a tax incentive to be given to those individuals replacing old cars that have diesel engines for new gasoline-driven vehicles. Read Full Story
An Australian excise tax on sugary drinks could raise around AUD500m (USD372.2m) a year, according to a new report from the Grattan Institute, a think tank. Read Full Story
Applying regular retail sales taxes to sales of legalized cannabis in Canada would raise only modest revenues, the Parliamentary Budget Officer has said. Read Full Story
The Portuguese Government has said that it intends to introduce a tax based on the sugar content of drinks to tackle obesity and other health problems related to the consumption of sugar. Read Full Story
Members of the European Parliament's International Trade Committee have debated the proposed Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement with Canada, ahead of a crucial vote in December. Read Full Story
The Irish Government is consulting on plans to introduce a tax on sugar-sweetened drinks from April 2018. Read Full Story
The Taiwanese Government is to put forward a proposal to increase cigarette tax by TWD20 per pack. Read Full Story
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