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The federal government put a tax on those items starting Jan. 1st. of 8 percent.

http://www2.sat.gob.mx/reforma13/09.htm

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"In the Tax Reform, new products were added subject to the special tax on production and services, mainly to reduce the consumption of high-calorie foods that have affected public health, as well as the use of pollutants that damage our environment.

These are the updates effective from January 1:

One peso per liter to sugary drinks

Producers and importers have to apply the tax of one peso per liter to sugar-flavored drinks, such as:

Flavored drinks:

Concentrates, powders, syrups, essences or extracts of flavors that when diluted allow to obtain flavored drinks.

Syrups or concentrates to prepare flavored drinks that are sold in open containers.

They are exempt from this tax:

Cough syrups.

Oral serums.

Milk in any presentation.

Flavored beverages made in restaurants and similar places where food and beverage services are provided.

Tax on non-basic foods with high caloric density

All foods that are not basic and that have more than 275 kilocalories per 100 grams of their weight, now have an 8% tax on their production and import. By these foods we mean:

Snacks:

Confectionery products.

Chocolates and products derived from cocoa.

Custards and puddings.

Fruit and vegetable sweets.

Peanut and hazelnut butters.

Milk sweets.

Prepared foods made from cereals.

Ice creams, frozen juices and popsicles.

 

Exceptions:

Considering its importance in feeding the population, the following products are not subject to the special tax on production and services:


Wheat chain:

Wheat flour tortilla, including wholemeal Wheat flour pasta for soup without spices, seasonings, filling, or vegetables Non-sweet bread: bolillo, telera, baguette, chapata, birote and similar, white and wholemeal, including bread box.Wheat flour, including whole wheat.Foods based on wheat cereals without sugars, including whole grains.


Corn chain:

Corn tortilla, even when toasted Corn flour Nixtamal and corn dough Foods based on corn cereals without sugar.


Chain of other cereals:

Cereal-based foods for infants and young children Foods based on other sugar-free cereals, including whole grains.
Non-sweet bread made from other cereals, wholemeal or not, including box bread."

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10 hours ago, AlanMexicali said:

The federal government put a tax on those items starting Jan. 1st. of 8 percent.

http://www2.sat.gob.mx/reforma13/09.htm

Goggle Translation:

"In the Tax Reform, new products were added subject to the special tax on production and services, mainly to reduce the consumption of high-calorie foods that have affected public health, as well as the use of pollutants that damage our environment.

These are the updates effective from January 1:

One peso per liter to sugary drinks

Producers and importers have to apply the tax of one peso per liter to sugar-flavored drinks, such as:

Flavored drinks:

Concentrates, powders, syrups, essences or extracts of flavors that when diluted allow to obtain flavored drinks.

Syrups or concentrates to prepare flavored drinks that are sold in open containers.

They are exempt from this tax:

Cough syrups.

Oral serums.

Milk in any presentation.

Flavored beverages made in restaurants and similar places where food and beverage services are provided.

Tax on non-basic foods with high caloric density

All foods that are not basic and that have more than 275 kilocalories per 100 grams of their weight, now have an 8% tax on their production and import. By these foods we mean:

Snacks:

Confectionery products.

Chocolates and products derived from cocoa.

Custards and puddings.

Fruit and vegetable sweets.

Peanut and hazelnut butters.

Milk sweets.

Prepared foods made from cereals.

Ice creams, frozen juices and popsicles.

 

Exceptions:

Considering its importance in feeding the population, the following products are not subject to the special tax on production and services:


Wheat chain:

Wheat flour tortilla, including wholemeal Wheat flour pasta for soup without spices, seasonings, filling, or vegetables Non-sweet bread: bolillo, telera, baguette, chapata, birote and similar, white and wholemeal, including bread box.Wheat flour, including whole wheat.Foods based on wheat cereals without sugars, including whole grains.


Corn chain:

Corn tortilla, even when toasted Corn flour Nixtamal and corn dough Foods based on corn cereals without sugar.


Chain of other cereals:

Cereal-based foods for infants and young children Foods based on other sugar-free cereals, including whole grains.
Non-sweet bread made from other cereals, wholemeal or not, including box bread."

I wonder-the Federl Government of which country?

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I find the new warnings are comical.  When the cream cheese package started showing the label of excess sodium, I checked out the portion size.  It was based on consuming half a package as a single serving.  The same thing with a package of saltines.  I do use it to compare across brand lines but still check to make sure they are talking about the same serving size.

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10 minutes ago, Mostlylost said:

When it's all said & done it just means a price increase for everyone including the poorest. And more money for the government to waste. If anyone thinks it will stop consuption I have a bridge to sell them.

In 2014, Mexico applied a 1 peso per litre tax on sugared drinks.  And consumption went down.  

https://theconversation.com/what-the-world-can-learn-from-mexicos-tax-on-sugar-sweetened-drinks-56696

The world has had Mexico under observation since. And in January 2016, the Instituto Nacional de Salud Pública in Mexico and the University of North Carolina published in the BMJ [British Medical Journal] their first analysis of the effects of the sugar tax there. 

On average, a 6% drop in sugary drink purchases was achieved in 2014. By the end of 2014, a 12% fall had occurred. Among the poorest households, the annual average sale of sugary drinks dropped by 9% and by December 2014, sales had decreased by 17%. Sales of bottled water and beverages with no added sugar increased by 4%.

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