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Russians considering fat tax on meat

Russian authorities are considering a proposal put forward by the National Union of Consumers’ Rights Protection, which would tax high-fat products, as well as the use of antibiotics in meat production. The tax rate proposed is 10-20% for meat and dairy products with high cholesterol content. Russian authorities have reacted favourably to the proposed initiative, but there is fear that immediate adoption of the initiative could push meat prices to unpredictable levels, driving some manufacturers out of business.


For the article, see here.

In the last mailing, we noted a report put forward by the National Heart Forum that dealt with health-related food duties, as well as Denmark’s recent abandonment of its fat taxes.

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26 Nov 2012