South Africa to institute soda taxStaff Writer | December 28, 2017
South Africa will start to tax sugary drinks next year, which could have an impact on $5m worth of U.S. beverage exports.
Africa The U.S. Department of Agriculture said:
Thailand moved ahead with a tax in September, while Mexico introduced one in 2014 and the U.K. is rolling out a similar levy.
A handful of U.S. regions introduced them in 2016, but big soda manufacturers scored a victory when Chicago's home county voted for a repeal. ■