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Govt plans levy on sweetened, carbonated drinks

  • Hans David Tampubolon

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Wed, December 12 2012 | 10:14 am

PREMIUM In an attempt to control the consumption of sweetened, carbonated beverages, the government is planning to impose a levy on the drinks which, if consumed, are believed to negatively impact people’s health.

Finance Ministry fiscal agency interim head Bambang Brodjonegoro said in Jakarta on Tuesday that consumption of sweetened, carbonated beverages needed to be controlled because of healt...