Industrialists knock sweet drinks tax

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Panama’s   Union of Industrialists of Panama (SIP)  said on Thursday, November 21  that  they do not support  the approach of using tax measures  on sugary beverages that was  announced  on November 18  as part of an Action Plan to Improve Health

In a statement released on Thursday, November 21, IAPA members indicated that that, unlike what has been done in other countries in this case, it is about a measure that promotes reformulation to offer products with less caloric content to consumers.

The SIP said that “as a responsible and concerned union for the well-being and health of our population, we express our interest in collaborating with the government, civil society and other actors, through comprehensive measures that promote healthy lifestyles combined with adequate nutrition and physical activity ”.