Emirati newspaper Emarat Al Youm reported the story on Tuesday, saying no specific date for implementation has been given, but that the proposal being considered would levy a 50 percent tax on both kinds of items due to their negative health effects.
A study discussed in the meeting found Gulf soft drink prices are the lowest in the world. The report also said GCC residents were among the world’s biggest consumers of both soft drinks and tobacco products, which is linked to their low price.
What do you think? Soft drinks for 1.5 QAR doesn’t sound so bad, does it?
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