|Author (Corporate)||European Commission: DG Competition|
State Aid investigation conducted by the European Commission on a sugar sweetened drinks tax set up by Ireland, aimed at tackling obesity and other sugar-related diseases.
In February 2018, Ireland notified to the Commission its plans to introduce a sugar sweetened drinks tax with the aim of obtaining legal certainty that the measure did not involve any State aid. The Commission concluded in April 2018 that Ireland's sugar sweetened drinks tax does not involve State aid. In particular, the Commission found that the measure's scope and design are consistent with the health objectives pursued by Ireland.
|Subject Categories||Internal Markets, Taxation|
|Subject Tags||Competition Law | Policy|
|Keywords||Obesity, State Aid, Sugar
|Countries / Regions||Ireland|
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|