Category Archives: EUROPEAN & SPANISH REGULATIONS

ARGENTINA: AN UNPREDICTABLE BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT II

The European Union requested consultations with the Government of Argentina under the dispute settlement provisions of the World Trade Organization (WTO), concerning certain measures imposed by Argentina on the importation of goods into Argentina. Turkey, Ukraine, The United Status, Australia, canada, Guatemala, Japan and Mexico requested to join the consultations on the same matter. Continue reading

DENMARK TAXES SATURATED FATS

Denmark became the first country to tax saturated fats. The tax hits all foods with a saturated fat content above 2.3 percent. Denmark’s Confederation of Industries calculated that the tax adds 12 cents to a bag of chips, 39 cents to a small package of butter and 40 cents to the price of a hamburger. The Danish government implemented the tax because it wanted Danes, who lag behind European life expectancy numbers, to get healthier. Will they? The research on “fat taxes” is sparse, but there’s good reason to be skeptical about the potential public health gains. Continue reading