Tonga raises “health” taxes on lard, fizzy drinks, tobacco


Tonga’s government has imposed new Duties on unhealthy foods along with higher Excise Tax Rates on tobacco products, and slashed tobacco concessions for arriving passengers by half, in an effort to encourage “healthy living”.

The Ministry of Revenue declared significant changes for carbonated drinks, lard and dripping which took effect on 14 August 2013.

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