Sunday , November 29 2020

Increase of taxes on sweetened beverages



The government announced it: there will be no new taxes, but it will be an exception. An exception that concerns the famous treasure of sweet products. And for good reason, the number of diabetics continues to increase from year to year in French Polynesia, where 45,000 people suffer from type 2 diabetes.

In conjunction with World Diabetes Day, Wednesday, November 14, health care has triggered an alarm war. On Polynesia's plateau, 1st Jacques Raynal, Minister of Health, announced that taxes on sweetened beverages and products containing hidden sugars will increase by 25% as of January 1, next year.

The money from these taxes will be specifically intended to implement preventive measures. "This taxation will be assigned directly to a special account, it will fall into the common pot of Polynesian budgetsays Teva Rohfritsch, Vice President.


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