|Author (Corporate)||European Commission: DG Enterprise and Industry|
Non-harmonised taxes on high sugar, salt and fat products such as soft drinks, sweet and salty foodstuffs do induce a reduction of the consumption of the taxed products, but the exact impact on the competitiveness of the European agri-food sector needs to be further assessed.
This was the conclusion of a study 'Food taxes and their impact on competitiveness in the agri-food sector' commissioned by the Directorate General for Enterprise and Industry of the European Commission to the ECSIP consortium led by Ecorys Netherlands, in the framework of the activities of the High Level Forum for a Better Functioning Food Supply chain, and published in July 2014.
|Subject Categories||Business and Industry, Health, Taxation|
|Countries / Regions||Europe|