Latest updates from around the world
The ‘Latest updates from around the world’ section of the website reviews the on-going food and beverage tax debate from all angles. In the sections linked below you can find reviews and links to articles in the media, academic research by leading experts and the views of decision-makers from around Europe contributing to the debate on food and beverage taxation.
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On January 1st 2007, German VAT was increased from 16% to 19% - the regular 7% tax on food remained untouched, however. Since then, this 7% tax has been subject to many debates, primarily regarding th...Read more
Allais, Olivier & Bertail, P. & Nichele, Veronique, 2008. “The Effects of a ‘Fat Tax’ on the Nutrient Intake of French Households”, European Association of Agricultural Economists, 20...Read more
The objective of the paper was to assess the costs of medicare associated with the consumption of food products that are high in fat and salt, and the effectiveness of a tax on such products to cha...Read more
The study examines the role of relative food prices in determining an individual’s body mass index (BMI), arguing that as healthy foods become more expensive relative to unhealthy foods, individu...Read more
The following is the abstract of a study produced by the National Institute of Public Health and the Environment in the Netherlands - under the remit of the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport. The...Read more