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Mexico tax fast facts

This site provides an information resource on food and drink taxation. It is designed to be a one-stop destination for those looking for factual information on the impact of food and drink taxes on populations and economies. The site is sponsored by UNESDA, representing the non-alcoholic beverages industry in Europe.

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03.03.2017

Unintended Consequences: The Economic Impact of the Sugar Tax on Small Stores and Bakeries in Mexico

(originally published on 4 January 2017, The Diplomatic Courier) The Diplomatic Courier published an article on economic impacts of the sugar tax on small businesses in Mexico on 4 January 2017.......

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03.03.2017

Soda Down in Mexico, Obesity Not So Much

(originally published on 16 December 2016, ConscienHealth) The ConscienHealth published an article on the actual results of the sugar tax in Mexico on 16 December 2016. The article argues, based......

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03.03.2017

The sugar levy is economic lunacy. A rethink is urgently needed

(originally published on 22 August 2016, The Health Spectator) The Health Spectator published an article on economic implications of the sugar levy on 22 August 2016. The article assesses the pr......

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03.03.2017

A global anatomy of health and the workday lunch

(originally published on 14 September 2016, The Financial Times) The Financial Times published an article on assessing the state of the workday lunch around the globe in Paris, Tokyo, Mexico City a......

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Aren’t taxes the only way to counter big marketing?

Taxation does not educate people on how to eat balanced diets and lead healthy, active lifestyles.  Marketing can engage with people and encourage them to adopt healthier habits.  Soft drinks marketing continually promotes balanced consumption and active lifestyles.