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Will the price of beer, wine and spirits go up?

 

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BANGKOK: -- Confusion reigns as the way that tax on alcoholic beverages is set to change.

 

The question is whether the changes will be passed onto the consumer.

 

New ceilings on levy collection on beer, wine and spirits were announced Sunday and are due to be implemented in the coming months.

 

Kapook.com reported that this could mean considerable rises in the price of beverages if these changes are passed onto the consumer by wholesale companies.

 

They suggested the price of beer of 3.5% alcohol could almost double and for stronger beverages it could be even worse. Wine and spirit prices could also go through the roof.

 

But Somchai Phoonsawat of the revenue department was quoted as saying that the change to the levy collection arrangements would not be passed onto the consumer.

 

Kapook.com said that stories about the changes were made on the Springnews website and in the Tharn Sethakit newspaper.

 

Source: Kapook

 
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The price of beer here is over priced anyway for the sewage they produce and call it lager. If it doubled then that would be the end of the industry IMHO. I wouldn't be surprised if some price went on.

 

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Yes do it! But don't look strange if it kills the tourism.

 

Thai beer is filthy anyway and imported beer too expensive so i stopped drinking.

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5 minutes ago, fruitman said:

Yes do it! But don't look strange if it kills the tourism.

 

Thai beer is filthy anyway and imported beer too expensive so i stopped drinking.

Cheep Charlie... 55555

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Have a strong faith and pray doubly hard. You may be gifted with the ability to change water into wine...

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The "duck's guts" of this story is in the first two words.

"Confusion reigns".

Not an uncommon occurrence in Thailand but it seems here they are using their own confusion as an excuse to up the taxes. Quite bizarre really!

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27 minutes ago, Laughing Gravy said:

The price of beer here is over priced anyway for the sewage they produce and call it lager. If it doubled then that would be the end of the industry IMHO. I wouldn't be surprised if some price went on.

 

Severely overpriced, esp when wages are taken into consideration. The disparity between quality and value for money has to be one of the biggest in the world. Let's face it, the 'beer' here is now worse than ever since the doctoring of recipes over the last few years. Vast, eye-popping choice aside, I am consistently flummoxed when I return home and compare the price of supermarket beer with here. Just mind-boggling.

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Everything is relative, isn't it... hahaha. Having lived extensively in Malaysia, I consider alcohol prices in Thailand to be cheap! Very cheap. A proper drinking session is always on the agenda of visiting Malasian friends. I think Malaysia is one of most expensive places in the world to have a drink - forgot that website that did the ranking and can't be arsed to look for it. As an example - a can of Heineken in Thailand 7-11 is what, around THB40? In Malaysia, it's around RM10. That's about THB100. A large bottle of Japanese beer (500, 600ml?) at a 'proper' Japanese restaurant (one that Japaneses go to, not one of those Fuji/Zen chains) in BKK is about THB130 - 150. In KUL, that's going to set you back like RM20+ - or more than THB200. Assuming you can find such a beer in the first place. I know beer's much cheaper in some western countries, even after conversion but since I have never lived extensively in those markets, I guess it's a case of not missing what I never had... LOL Cheers guys

 

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I think some are missing the point, we are not trying to obtain the most expensive beverages but trying to get good value for money which by international standards we currently are not, also not interested in what the prices are in other neighboring countries or Europe for that matter, value for money is the key and it is about time the Thai Breweries woke up to this fact, also yes I agree relatively speaking Thai beer is very expensive in comparison to the average cost of living.

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What a bunch of total BS! Don't they tax you enough here? So wine taxes are going to 800%? Almost enough to make you go sober.

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1 hour ago, daveAustin said:

The disparity between quality and value for money has to be one of the biggest in the world. Let's face it, the 'beer' here is now worse than ever since the doctoring of recipes over the last few years.

Exactly. Heineken here tastes nothing like Heineken In Holland or anywhere else I have tried it. Tiger is nothing like the Tiger in Singapore. I am still waiting (hopelessly) for the ASEAN trade agreement to start allowing other beers in, without penalty of taxation. I know it will be a long time, as the breweries know they would be out, as many beers in Asia taste much better and are as cheap if not cheaper.

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2 hours ago, trogers said:

Have a strong faith and pray doubly hard. You may be gifted with the ability to change water into wine...

or make a kit

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