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Russia Plans Junk Food Tax
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Russia Plans Junk Food Tax

The Russian government is thinking of adding palm oil, soda and potato chips to the list of excisable goods, RT quoted two government officials as saying. The measure would be part of a plan to get Russians eating a healthier diet as well as boost tax revenues. The proposal has been supported by the Russian Ministry of Agriculture. The list could also include any goods with an excessive fat or sugar content. “Such measures are recommended by the World Health Organization as one of the ways to fight against overconsumption of sugar and diseases linked to it,” the official said.

 

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