Food laws and decisions: Tax on unhealthy foods and beverages

General tax on unhealthy food and beverages (irrespective of the type of tax, and of how the scope is defined, e.g. ultraprocessed foods or foods high in sodium, saturated fats, and sugar).

Tax on unhealthy foods and beverages related food laws and decisions

  • International · Law · International norms

    Interim report of the Special Rapporteur on the right to food

    Aug. 3, 2016 The report reiterates the importance of a rights-based approach to “adequate food”, and highlights that unhealthy diets are a form of malnutrition

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    Report submitted by the Special Rapporteur on the right to food

    Dec. 26, 2011 The report shows how undernutrition, micronutrient deficiency and overnutrition are different dimensions of malnutrition that must be addressed to fully realize the right to food

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  • Colombia · Decision · Judicial

    Juan Manuel Charry Urueña y Miryam Elfriede Anaya Sánchez v Colombia (Decision C-435-23)

    Oct. 25, 2023 Whether the tax reform that introduced a tax on ultra-processed foods and ultra-processed sugary beverages (Law No. 2227 of 2022) violates the principles of equality, freedom of enterprise, and free...

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  • Colombia · Law · Legislation

    Law adopting a Tax Reform for Equality and Social Justice (Law No. 2277 of 2022)

    Dec. 13, 2022 This law reforms the country's tax structure to promote equality and social justice, and adopts a tax on ultra-processed foods and ultra-processed sugary beverages

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  • Mexico · Law · Legislation

    Law on the Special Tax on the Production of Goods and Services

    Dec. 30, 1980 The law regulates the special tax applicable to different goods and services. The law has been amended on 15 November 2016 to include products such as energy drinks, alcoholic beverages,...

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