Baltics: The Beer Tax War

Posted August 04 2019 3 Best Buys, Affordability, Alcohol Harm, Alcohol Industry Lobbyism, Alcohol Policy, Alcohol Taxation, BigAlcoholExposed, Evidence, News, Public Health, WHO

The alcohol tax war has led Latvia to cut alcohol taxes following Estonia’s move in slashing 25% of the alcohol tax. However, in the border town Valka-Valga the reduced taxes have had no impact on business. According to the alcohol industry itself, the Estonian tax cuts did not have any negative impact on the Latvian alcohol sales even before Latvia also reduced their taxes…

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