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South Africa to institute soda tax

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Staff Writer | December 28, 2017
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Africa   The U.S. Department of Agriculture said:

South Africa will start to tax sugary drinks next year, which could have an impact on $5m worth of U.S. beverage exports.

This is according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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.


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