As part of its 2010 tax reform, Denmark intends to implement the following changes:

- increased taxation of tobacco ;

- In-store alcopops prices will increase. Cider as well as alcoholic drinks based on cider and fruit wines will also be hit;

- increased taxation of ice cream, chocolate and candy by 25%;

- to go beyond the existing tax on soft drinks, Denmark intends to increase the tax on soft drinks with sugar content while the tax on sugar free soft drinks is reduced;

- a new tax on saturated fat to be introduced on certain dairy products: margarine, oil (olive, sunflower and rapeseed oil) animal fats and dairy products which are high in fat.

It is intended that these changes will gradually come into force during the coming years, to be fully implemented by 2019.

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Last modified on June 22 2010.