Tag Archives: SUGAR and Food Tax

United Kingdom’s Sugar Tax on Beverages Takes Effect

On April 6, 2018, the United Kingdom’s sugar tax on sodas and soft drinks took effect. As previously reported on this blog, several cities in the United States already tax soft drinks, as do countries like Mexico, France, and Portugal. The Soft Drinks Industry Levy applies to non-alcoholic beverages (i.e., under 1.2% ABV) with added … Continue Reading

Cook County Illinois Soda Tax Temporarily Blocked

As previously covered on this blog, a number of local jurisdictions throughout the U.S. – like Berkeley, CA; Philadelphia, PA; San Francisco, CA; Oakland, CA; and Boulder, CO – have sought to introduce legislation to tax sweetened beverages.  Late last year, on November 10, 2016, the Cook County Illinois Board of Commissioners passed the Cook County … Continue Reading

State Legislators File Amicus Brief Against Philadelphia Beverage Tax

A 1.5 cent per ounce tax on sugar-sweetened beverages sold in Philadelphia took effect on January 1 of this year. As reported on this blog, the American Beverage Association (ABA) together with retailers, distributors and consumers filed a lawsuit in September 2016 challenging Philadelphia’s soda tax. Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Judge Gary S. Glazer ruled … Continue Reading

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