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Croatia introduces new special tax on roasted coffee, extracts and concentrates

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ZAGREB, Croatia – Croatia ‘s government has announced it will increase excise duties on coffee, as well as cigarettes, alcohol and sugary drinks as of April 1. Public broadcaster HRT quoted finance minister Maric as saying that the increase of excise duties has nothing to do with the coronavirus crisis.

Finance minister Zdravko Maric noted that Croatia is among the EU member states with the lowest excise duties on alcohol, according to the press release.

The government also introduced a special tax on coffee, planning to charge 6 kuna (84 US cents) per kilogramme of roasted coffee and 20 kuna (US$2.8) per kilogramme of coffee extracts and concentrates, and on fizzy drinks.