Bill seeks to lower, broaden tax on drink containers

The Minister of Finance yesterday tabled an amendment to the Customs Act seeking to lower the rate of the Environmental Tax charged on beverage containers while widening the range of bottles, cans and other receptacles that will attract the tax.

“The Customs (Amendment) Bill which I tabled today is really intended to effect certain changes in the Customs Act with regards to the Environmental Tax. This tax is charged on containers of imported alcoholic….