Mexico Approves Tax on Sugary Drinks

The Mexican Congress has approved a special product and services tax of 1 peso (£0.05)  per litre of sugary drinks, including concentrates, powdered drinks, syrups, essences, and flavour extracts.

An additional 8% tax on foods with an energy content exceeding 275 kcal per 100 g was also approved.

The new taxes will take effect in January 2014.

Reference

BMJ 2013;347:f6775.

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