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Slovenia puts forward a draft bill on sugary drink tax


The Slovenian government puts forward a draft bill on sugary drink tax on Monday.
The draft bill, introduced by the Finance Ministry, proposes to impose excise duties on non-alcoholic beverages with more than 10 grams of sugar per litre.
Water and mineral water without added sugar or sweeteners, fruit and vegetable juices and nectars, non-alcoholic beers, non-alcoholic beverages sweetened with steviol glycoside and baby food are exempted from the new tax.
If the bill is adopted, consumers will have to pay 5 and 10 Euro cents per litre of sugary drinks depending on the sugar content.
Currently, a value-added tax rate of 9.5 percent is paid for non-alcoholic beverages in shops and 22 percent in bars.