Healthy Taxes (HT) on ultra-processed products and beverages:
Colombia's Experience in Tax Policy – Tax Reform Law 2277 of 2022

In Colombia, FIAN Colombia, Red PaPaz, Dejusticia, El Colectivo de Abogados Jose Alvear Restrepo, La Liga de Consumidores con Tal Cual, and other civil society organizations, with technical assistance from the Global Health Advocacy Incubator and academics without conflict of interest (COI), have promoted healthy taxes with the aim of reducing the consumption of all ultra-processed products and beverages (UPPBs). UPPBs increase all forms of malnutrition, particularly overweight, obesity, and the risk of chronic non-communicable diseases, which are the main causes of morbidity and mortality in the country, such as diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular diseases and various types of cancer (1). UPPBs are also related with environmental damages (2). Healthy taxes on products such as tobacco and alcohol have set a precedent for the UPPBs taxes to become a reality today.

Healthy Taxes (HT) on ultra-processed products and beverages