「Britain implements soft drink sugar tax」

「Britain implements soft drink sugar tax」

(清涼飲料水に含まれる砂糖に課税する「砂糖税」が、英国で始まった。子供の肥満等を防ぐのが狙い。メーカーは糖分を減らす対応を進めており、初年度の税収は当初見込みの半分程になりそうだという)

Ⅱ「LONDON(Reuters)―Britain’s sugar tax on soft drinkscame into effect on April 6,a move that will lead to some higher prices as the country seeks to battle childhood obesity.
The tax,announced in March 2016,has already cut sugar content in drinks by 45
million kilograms per year,
Britain’s Treasury said,as
over 50 percent of manufacturers have reformulated their products to be below the levy’s  sugar threshold.Meantime,the nation’s top-selling
soft drink,Coca-Cola Classic,still remains subject to
the tax.

(解説)

  • ①implement(s):~を実施する
  • ②came(come)into effect:発効した
  • ③obesity:肥満
  • ④Britain’s Treasury:英国の大蔵省
  • ⑤reformulate(d):~の成分を変えた
  • ⑥levy’s sugar threshold:課税の基準となる砂糖の量
  • ⑦subject to:~の対象となる