State fails to notify EU of its sugar tax proposal

Ireland is obliged under law to formally notify the European Commission of plans to introduce the tax but has not yet done so

24th September, 2017

The government has yet to formally notify the EU of its intention to introduce a sugar tax next year, raising fresh doubts about the planned levy on sweetened drinks.

Ireland is obliged under law to formally notify the European Commission of plans to introduce the tax but has not yet done so despite Britain, which plans to introduce the tax at the same time, submitting its notification six months ago.

The government has yet to...

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