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Canada's federal, provincial, and territorial finance ministers have discussed the tax regime that will enter into force when recreational cannabis is legalized in July 2018. Read Full Story
Spain's Catalonia region, which comprises the Spanish cities Barcelona, Girona, Lleida, and Tarragona, has introduced a tax on sugary drinks, which is intended to raise revenue worth about EUR40m (USD44.8m). Read Full Story
The Irish Beverage Council has said that the proposed tax on sugar sweetened drinks will fail to adequately tackle obesity. 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
Canada's Northwest Territories will introduce a sugary drinks tax in 2018-19. Read Full Story
With talk beginning in the new Congress of a repeal of President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act, the US Chamber of Commerce has urged the immediate elimination of the health insurance tax as an immediate necessity. 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
The Australian Medical Association has recommended that the federal Government develop an obesity strategy that includes a sugar tax. Read Full Story
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said that taxing sugary drinks can lead to lower consumption and help to reduce obesity, type-two diabetes, and tooth decay. Read Full Story
The Irish Government is consulting on plans to introduce a tax on sugar-sweetened drinks from April 2018. Read Full Story
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