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

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On 27/02/2017 at 3:41 PM, Bluespunk said:

No, the question is, how much above and beyond the tax increase will be passed onto the consumers?

 

I'm sure it will all be. If there is in fact a tax increase, the articles so far are really  vague so we don't know what is going on. Do you think that the manufacturers or middlemen are going to suffer?

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23 hours ago, rott said:

Disagree that it is much the same as UK prices here, in most parts of the country it is still comfortably below two quid a pint even at current exchange rates. I am talking bar prices not supermarket or 7.

Comparing apples and oranges there mucker; a pint of real draft ale, stout or larger to, what, a large bottle of freakin Chang or Leo. C'mon! But this is about tax on alcohol in general, and at the supermarket level, and when taking choice of beers, Thailand should be embarrassed with itself. In your average Thai town, choice vs taste vs price is worse than it has ever been. Thais love to socialise and drink but they are been stifled by a decrepit bunch of old men making sweeping decisions.

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Was not comparing with real ale or stout, they are obviously very different things to Thai beer, but I don't really notice any great difference between local stuff and average lager. At current exchange rates ale prices for Brits are not going to look good jn many places. Can't really comment on supermarket prices as I almost never drink at home, basically a bar-stool wallah. Not saying Thai beer is great but it is drinkable and I don't know of many who blank it when they are here.

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14 hours ago, maoro2013 said:

I'm sure it will all be. If there is in fact a tax increase, the articles so far are really  vague so we don't know what is going on. Do you think that the manufacturers or middlemen are going to suffer?

I think you missed the point, how much extra will go on the price after the tax... UK always had (until a couple of years ago) a 3-5p a pint hike in the March budget and the breweries would double it and blame the hike in diesel or some other excuse.

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On 2/28/2017 at 1:47 PM, SiamBeast said:

Why not a sugary beverage tax? Like this:

http://www.philly.com/philly/infographics/383217911.html

 

Thais are not educated enough to differentiate between a healthy beverage, and a sugary drink. Hitting them in the wallet would do the trick.

Agree, make sugar beverages very expensive to stop the spiraling diabetes rate here.

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Apparently, the stronger the degree of alcohol ,the greater the tax rise.

 

Gonna hit Lao Khao drinkers pretty hard.

 

Time to google Ali baba and invest in a cheap Chinese still package.Moonshine will be coming your way pretty soon.

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Just now, Denim said:

Apparently, the stronger the degree of alcohol ,the greater the tax rise.

 

Gonna hit Lao Khao drinkers pretty hard.

 

Time to google Ali baba and invest in a cheap Chinese still package.Moonshine will be coming your way pretty soon.

At last, Lao Khao Premium...!

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2 minutes ago, George FmplesdaCosteedback said:

At last, Lao Khao Premium...!

 

You mean I can get something stronger than 40 degrees ?

Are we talking petrol or diesel ?

 

I knew our unused spare bedroom would come in handy one day. Went to my regular ma and pa store tonight and could hardly get in as the whole place was stacked full of beer and hooch. Can't beat them join them.

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14 minutes ago, Denim said:

 

You mean I can get something stronger than 40 degrees ?

Are we talking petrol or diesel ?

 

I knew our unused spare bedroom would come in handy one day. Went to my regular ma and pa store tonight and could hardly get in as the whole place was stacked full of beer and hooch. Can't beat them join them.

They just put the tax on aviation fuel up, so I guess it's gasohol...

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 As much as I enjoy my beer and wine, I will not put up with that and I will simply stop drinking if it actually does come down to that. That or just brew my own. There are mail order suppliers in country of everything you need to brew your own beers. Just need to invest in some mash pots and a brew fridge as room temperatures are too high to brew most beers here. Works out to about 30 baht a pint, expensive for home brewing, but if you want a nice pale ale, a 400 baht craft brew pint looks to be setting you back 800 baht after the new tax , so 30 baht + your own elbow grease does not look so bad.

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10 hours ago, George FmplesdaCosteedback said:

I think you missed the point, how much extra will go on the price after the tax... UK always had (until a couple of years ago) a 3-5p a pint hike in the March budget and the breweries would double it and blame the hike in diesel or some other excuse.

I didn't miss the point at all. I was actually saying that the articles are so vague that they are so far meaningless.

 

Yes if there is an increase, in one post mentioned a tax on the retail price, well this means a tax on a tax on a tax, as there is already excise and VAT.

 

Furthermore retailers will maintain their margin, so sure prices will go up more than the base tax increase.

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This country is engineered around a religion that discourages drinking alcohol.  There will be a public outcry but not much and not for too long as the underlying religious guilt trip squelches dissent.   The equivalent of a Catholic sin tax.

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3 minutes ago, 55Jay said:

This country is engineered around a religion that discourages drinking alcohol.  There will be a public outcry but not much and not for too long as the underlying religious guilt trip squelches dissent.   The equivalent of a Catholic sin tax.

Three sentences with perfect syntax.

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I'm not a nanny state fan myself but it seems that Thailand wants to catch up with other countries, increase alcohol taxes and probably ban alcohol advertising.

 

Luxuries like imported wines and beers are of course expensive already, but I am astonished at how cheap Thai made spirits are here.

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On ‎27‎/‎02‎/‎2017 at 9:08 PM, dinsdale said:

Jail

 

I just looked up the law and penalties myself.

it's 6 months jail for producing liquor.

for producing beer for your own consumption=200baht fine ??

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