Health Be Damned Denmark Hopes Cheaper Soda Will Boost Economy

High value-added taxes and easy border access have long drawn Danish consumers to German grocery stores. Now, the government in Copenhagen hopes that repealing a tax on soft drinks and beer will reduce cross-border shopping and boost the domestic economy.
The government hopes repealing the beverage tax will bring business back to Denmark.

The government hopes repealing the beverage tax will bring business back to Denmark.

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