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Stories that are tagged 'food'

Flood-Hit Bangladesh Slashes Rice Import Duties

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Last updated 14 hours ago | Monday, August 21, 2017

Following further flash flooding, the Government of Bangladesh has announced that import duty on rice will be reduced to two percent. Read Full Story


Australia Passes Wine Equalisation Tax Rebate Bill

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Thursday, August 17, 2017

The Australian Government has passed legislation that will tighten the eligibility criteria for the Wine Equalisation Tax rebate and prevent the rebate being claimed multiple times on the same wine. Read Full Story


Irish Retailers Call For Easing Of Tax Burden

by Jason Gorringe,, London

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Trade association Retail Ireland has warned that the sector is cautious and uncertain about what the second half of the year will bring, and called on the Government to ease the tax burden on consumers and retailers. Read Full Story


IMF Urges Botswana To Strengthen Tax Collection

by Robert Lee,, London

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

The Government of Botswana should seek to strengthen its revenue base amid volatile revenue flows from the diamond mining sector and the South African Customs Union, the International Monetary Fund has said. Read Full Story


Canada Announces CETA Tariff Quotas For EU Cheese

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Thursday, August 3, 2017

The Canadian Government has announced the allocation of the new tariff rate quotas for imports of cheese from the EU under the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement. Read Full Story


Irish FinMin Considers Impact Of Brexit On Taxes

by Jason Gorringe,, London

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

As part of the Irish Budgetary process, officials from the Finance Department have published a paper on the implications of Brexit for Ireland's tax system. Read Full Story


Australia Introduces Excise Duty Break For Distillers

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Friday, July 21, 2017

The Australian Government has announced that a new excise duty refund for distillers entered into force on July 1. Read Full Story


US Investigates Dumping Of Spanish Olives

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Monday, July 17, 2017

The United States has begun an investigation into Spanish exports of ripe olives to consider whether to issue anti-dumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) orders. Read Full Story


Estonian President Refuses To Sign Sugar Tax

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Friday, July 14, 2017

Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid has refused to sign a law introducing a tax on sweetened beverages in Estonia, arguing that it breaches the nation's constitution. Read Full Story


EU, Japan Agree New Trade Deal

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Friday, July 7, 2017

The EU and Japan have announced an agreement in principle on an Economic Partnership Agreement, which would boosting trade by cutting tariffs. Read Full Story




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