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Australian Medics Call For Sugary Drinks Tax

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Last updated 23 hours ago | Monday, January 15, 2018

The Australian Medical Association has said that a tax on sugar-sweetened drinks should be introduced as a matter of priority. Read Full Story


Finland Increases Tax On Alcohol

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Friday, January 5, 2018

Taxes on alcoholic beverages increased at the start of 2018 in Finland following a vote by parliament last month. Read Full Story


Latvia Introduces Reduced VAT For Fruit, Vegetables

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Monday, January 1, 2018

Latvia introduced a reduced rate of value-added tax on certain locally grown fruit, berries, and vegetables on January 1. Read Full Story


Hawaii Confirms 2018 Tax Changes

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Hawaii's Department of Taxation has issued a reminder to taxpayers about tax changes taking effect from the new year. Read Full Story


British Retailers Set Out UK Free Trade Deal Wishlist

by Jason Gorringe,, London

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

The British Retail Consortium has set out the free trade deals of most value to its members and consumers, with the UK set to lose access to EU free trade agreements unless the UK immediately concludes replica deals upon exiting the European Union. Read Full Story


Meat Tax Tipped To Be The Next Eco-Friendly Cash Cow

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Thursday, December 21, 2017

New research suggests that the meat industry could be next on the hit list for policymakers considering new tax policies to tackle climate change and global warming. Read Full Story


EU, Japan Finalize Landmark Free Trade Deal

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Monday, December 11, 2017

The EU's new free trade agreement with Japan, finalized by negotiators from both sides on December 8, 2017, has been described as the European bloc's most comprehensive yet. Read Full Story


US Business Lobby Urges Philippines To Drop Sugary Drinks Tax

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Monday, December 11, 2017

US business associations say the Philippines' proposed sugar-sweetened beverage tax may infringe World Trade Organization rules and would dent the country's competitiveness. Read Full Story


Canada Concerned By Indian Pulse Tariffs

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

The Canadian Government has said that it is "concerned and disappointed" by recent tariff decisions made by the Indian Government regarding imports of certain pulses. Read Full Story


China Slashes Import Tariffs On Consumer Goods

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Thursday, November 30, 2017

China is to reduce the import duty on 187 consumer goods categories from December 1, 2017, the State Council Tariff Commission announced on November 22. Read Full Story



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