France to double proposed tax on sugary drinks, budget minister says; increase will raise €240M, affect soft drinks, sweetened juices, waters
October 6, 2011
– France’s budget minister said the country would double a proposed tax on sugary drinks, including soft drinks, sweetened juices and waters, Bloomberg reported Oct. 6.
Budget Minister Valerie Pecresse said the increase would raise 240 million euros (US$320 million).
The tax won’t apply to diet sodas or sugar-free juices.
The primary source of this article is Bloomberg, New York, New York, on Oct. 6, 2011.