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Alcohol tax discussion paper by National Treasury

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Written comments by 30 June 2014 to Riaan Labuschagne

The proposals in the discussion paper are part of a package of measures (financial and non-financial) aimed at addressing the negative externalities associated with alcohol and encouraging a more responsible approach to the use of alcohol. Such measures include excise duties on alcoholic beverages, limits on the drinking age, restrictions on liquor trading hours, restrictions on alcohol advertising, education targeted at the youth and other groups at risk (e.g. pregnant women), better enforcement of laws and regulations to combat alcohol abuse and illicit trade, and higher penalties for drinking and driving.

Download the full document here: Alcohol tax discussion paper by National Treasury – make a comment

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