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Finland heading for an alcohol tax increase

Finland has a positive long-standing tradition of following the WHO ‘best buys’ policy on alcohol - increasing the price of alcohol.

In the past 10 years it increased taxes in 2008, 2009, 2012, 2014, 2018 and 2019.It is predicted that this tax will create 50 million extra revenue for the Finnish Treasury.

However, the real income depends to a great extent on the impact of the recent decreases in tax levels in neighbouring countries such as Estonia and Finland.

As a refresher on the role of taxes in alcohol policy, please read the blog by Lauri Beekmann NordAN Executive Director

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