Poland Delays Beverage Sugar Tax Until End of 2020

March 12, 2020, 1:55 PM

Poland will delay its new tax on nonalcoholic drinks containing added sugar, caffeine or taurine until the end of the year, the Ministry of Development said.

The suspension comes as Poland is finalizing preparations for a series of tax breaks designed to soften the impact of coronavirus crisis on businesses.

  • The new tax, originally planned to come into effect July 1, was expected to hit Poland’s beverage producers with sharp price increases.
  • The tax would amount to 0.5 Polish zloty ($0.13) per liter for drinks with a sugar content of less than 50 grams per liter, rising by 0.05 Polish ...

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