Thai beverages chilled with ice cubes

Thai soft drinks chilled with ice cubes. Photo: Mattes.

Higher excise tax on sweetened drinks ready for cabinet approval

Excise Department says it is preparing a proposal to increase taxes on soft drinks with sugar contents exceeding the specified limit for the cabinet to approve.

Director-general of the Excise Department Somchai Poolsavasdi revealed yesterday that the department was finalizing a proposed amendment to Article 29 of Excise Law covering taxes for soft drinks, sugar-added green tea, juices, and energy drinks.

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By Chalarntorn Yothasmutra
Thai PBS

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