A man looks at an energy drink at a supermarket in Dammam. This product does not have any health benefits’ — new health warning of energy-drinks shelves as excise tax hits market. JEDDAH: Prices of cigarettes and energy drinks have doubled with the implementation of an excise tax that became effective midnight Saturday in a measure energy Drinks PDF in the Kingdom.
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Energy Drinks kommen ursprünglich aus dem asiatischen Raum, seit Ende der 1980er-Jahre gibt es sie auch in Europa. Seitdem haben sie einen Siegeszug angetreten, der immer noch nicht beendet ist. Hersteller und Handel profitieren von den hohen Preisen und den hohen Margen der Energy Drinks.
Mohannad Al-Madi, who handles public relations for the GAZT, told Arab News. A few days prior to the implementation, some smokers struggled to find boxes of their usual cigarettes. Consumers attempted to stock up on cigarettes at their pre-tax price, while suppliers were trying to keep the products off the shelves until the prices rose. I went to several shops yesterday to buy the type of cigarettes I usually smoke.
Abdulghafour Ahmed, a middle-aged man who started smoking when he was 18, told Arab News. Soft drinks were being placed on an empty shelf at one of the main supermarkets in Jeddah that Arab News visited Sunday afternoon. But today, a soft drink can is SR2. This price of a 355ml can of a soft drink matched that of another supermarket Arab News visited.
The second supermarket had also kept the newly taxed drinks away from customers so they are sold 50 percent higher in price in the case of soft drinks, and double the price for energy drinks. Consumers will now pay SR12 at one supermarket for a 250ml can of a popular taurine drink, which is priced at SR11. The full warning matches the text on beverage cans. This product does not have any health benefits. Consuming more than two cans a day may negatively affect your health.
The warning mainly targets individuals under 16 years old, pregnant women, who are breastfeeding, people with heart conditions, individuals with high blood pressure or diabetes, people allergic to caffeine and athletes while exercising. The tax authority urged producers and suppliers of taxable goods to register for the excise tax, the GAZT official website stated. 45 days, to avoid being subject to legal penalties and fines. The taxing body expects to lower consumption by people with limited income of the taxed products after the price hike. Yet Faizan Haider, a Jeddah-based Pakistani national working at a travel agency, said he would rather cut down on his food purchases than quit smoking. Regular smoker and energy-drinks lover 25-year-old Salma Walid, said the move would not make her quit.
Walid bought her last pack of the cigarettes she smokes for SR12 one day before the tax into effect. 5 percent on certain goods beginning in 2018. Ten qualified online, posting impressive lap times and taking up the majority of spots for the final heat. Road to Ad Diriyah’ events in both cities. This means there are two blank invitations to the Riyadh showdown. Mubarak Al-Dossary, 27, qualified in Khobar.
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