Trouble at the border

By Ben Cooper | 15 June 2004

In anticipation of Estonia joining the EU, Finland reduced its alcohol taxes substantially in March, hoping to prevent a huge increase in cross-border shopping. Ben Cooper discussed the impact of the tax cut with Jaakko Uotila, managing director of Alko, Finland's state-owned retail monopoly.

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In anticipation of Estonia joining the EU, Finland reduced its alcohol taxes substantially in March, hoping to prevent a huge increase in cross-border shopping. Ben Cooper discussed the impact of the tax cut with Jaakko Uotila, managing director of Alko, Finland's state-owned retail monopoly.

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