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Consumption Tax on Ultra-Processed Foods and Sugar Beverages Confirmed


Nov 09, 2023

The Colombian Constitutional Court has approved article 54 of the 2022 Tax Reform, confirming the "health tax" on the consumption of ultra-processed foods and sugary drinks.

The purpose of the newly introduced tax is to discourage the consumption of drinks with high content of sugar and ultra-processed foods, considered unhealthy due to their role in the increased rate of obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular diseases in the Colombian population. 

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