ENSA position on the Finnish Tax on Sweets

Late September 2014, the Finnish Government announced that it will not be putting to action the raise of the tax on sweets for 2015 agreed upon earlier in budget negotiations. The tax raise had been re-evaluated after the frame decision and the autumn budget negotiations. The Government also said that the preconditions for the possible implementation of a sugar tax would be re-evaluated. In 2013, a Government-appointed working group found that there were no grounds for the adoption of a sugar tax until the obligation to report sugars content (naturally present sugars as well as added sugars treated in the same way) comes into effect after the transition period of the EU regulation (1169/2011) in December 2016.

ENSA poisition on the Finnish Tax on Sweets (PDF)