COPS Indicator 10: Taxes on EDNP foods / unhealthy foods
|22||Antigua and Barbuda||Not Implemented||1|
|23||Bahamas||In discussions of the proposed sugar tax, the National Health Insurance Authority acknowledged requests to expand taxation to all unhealthy foods and fast foods. They, however, indicated that they did not wish to go down this avenue at this time and would instead focus on a sugary drinks tax. |
Supporting Evidence: National Health Insurance Authority Public Consultation.
|26||Belize||No regulation : National Plan of Action for the Prevention and Control of non-Communicable Diseases (2013 -2023)||Not Implemented||https://extranet.who.int/nutrition/gina/en/node/23744||1|
|27||Dominica|| Excise tax on soft drinks (XCD 0.20 per litre) and energy drinks (10%). Year of implementation: 2015 |
In 2015,The Dominica Government imposed a ten percent excise tax on alcoholic beverages and sugar confectionaries, to help reduce the incidents of chronic non-communicable diseases (CNCDs). : Government of Dominica. Excise tax (amendment)
|28||Grenada||Ministry of Agriculture subsidises fertiliser and some planting material. |
Supporting Evidence: GRENADA NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL PLAN.
|32||Saint Kitts and Nevis||The Prime Minster has previously voiced support for increasing taxes on food and drinks high in sugar, salt and trans fats but no measures have been put in place as yet. |
Supporting Evidence: Government considering increased tax on unhealthy foods.