Taxes on unhealthy foods and beverages

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Global maps showing countries and smaller jurisdictions with taxes on sugary or sweetened beverages and/or unhealthy foods that were implemented with a goal of curbing sugar, salt, saturated or trans fat, and excessive calorie consumption and improving public health. Included are brief descriptions of each tax structure and dates of passage or implementation.

Latest updates (February, 2023) include: Added Grenada (increased VAT); detailed description of Colombia’s ultra-processed product tax; removal of Israel’s tax (revoked in January, 2023); and the introduction of a new map for food taxes.

Learn more about fiscal policies in our partner countries and the evidence for taxing sugary drinks as a public health policy.

Sugary drink taxes

Updated February 2023

Food taxes

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Updated February 2023