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Stories that are tagged 'food'

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


EU Optimistic On Japanese Trade Talks

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom has said she hopes a deal can be reached on a trade agreement with Japan at this week's summit. Read Full Story


Bahamas Budget Reduces Duties, Business License Tax

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Monday, June 5, 2017

The Bahamas' 2017 Budget included an increase to customs and excise duty rates, the business license tax, and the introduction of electronic customs processes. Read Full Story


Canada Extends Consultation On Farming Tax Break

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

The Canadian Finance Department has extended to July 24 a consultation on the future of the income tax deferral available in respect of cash purchase tickets for deliveries of certain grains. Read Full Story


Filipino Tax Reform Would Plug VAT Leakages, DoF Says

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Friday, May 19, 2017

The Philippines hopes to rein in value-added tax breaks, which are costing the Government an estimated PHP90.7bn (USD1.82bn) a year, the Department of Finance has said. Read Full Story


UK Sugar Tax Should Cover Confectionary, Campaigners Say

by Jason Gorringe,, London

Monday, May 15, 2017

The next UK Government should impose a sugar levy on all confectionery products that contain high levels of sugar to tackle obesity and diabetes, campaigners have said. Read Full Story


Finland And UK Top EU Sin Tax Index

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Finland, the UK, and Ireland have the most wide-ranging "sin" taxes in the European Union, according to a report. Read Full Story




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