BMI View: The UK, Australia and the US...all share high obesity rates, diabetes prevalence and consumption of CSD, though we believe that political opposition will remain strong. In the US…we believe that such initiatives will remain localised. The introduction of a soda tax is more likely in Australia and the UK, but will continue to face sharp political opposition. – 30 March 2015
In October 2015 we predicted that governments around the world would introduce taxation on unhealthy food and beverage products
India, South Africa, the Gulf Cooperation Council, Tanzania, United Kingdom, and the US city of Philadelphia are among those that have since announced taxes on sugary products.