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Higher excise tax on sweetened drinks ready for cabinet approval

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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.

Full story: thaipbs.or.th

By Chalarntorn Yothasmutra
Thai PBS

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