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Food industry scores a legal win against sugar tax in Spain

A decree passed by the regional government of Catalan that introduced a tax on sugary drinks was declared null and void.

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Catalonia’s Supreme Tribunal of Justice (TJSC) in Barcelona has ruled in favour of a group of distribution, retail, food service and food companies that joint filed a legal recourse against a Catalan government decree (nº73/2017) that introduced a new tax on sugary beverages - refreshment beverages, juices and isotonic beverages. 

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