Vice Squad
Monday, August 09, 2004
Sweden's Alcohol Tax Becoming More and More Likely to Fall

Following today's Swedish theme, turns out that the prime minister has now publicly supported lowering the alcohol tax. Vice Squad readers will recall that the traditionally high Swedish taxes have been rendered less tenable by the unlimited alcohol imports for personal use mandated by the European Union. Finland reduced its alcohol taxes in March, but Sweden has been a bit more steadfast. As the prime minister notes, however, for those Swedes who buy in bulk from abroad, low taxes are already a reality.

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