FoodDrinkEurope rebukes discriminatory tax on soft drinks in France

FoodDrinkEurope recognises the public deficit problems that many EU Member States are currently facing in the context of the economic crisis. Nevertheless, while government measures to reduce public debt are welcomed, FoodDrinkEurope disagrees with the latest move by the French government to increase excise taxes in 2012 on the soft drinks category under the pretext of tackling obesity.

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