Germany is to add an extra tax to RTDs, according to German press reports. The Finance Ministry intends to introduce a €1 tax on RTDs in 0.3-litre bottles.

The move was mooted by the government late last year, and is aimed at preventing consumption among younger drinkers. The extra tax will increase the prices for such drinks in bottles up to half a litre.

In November last year, Germany's Lebensmittel Zeitung reported that RTDs may be subject to a tax surcharge, to discourage young Germans from falling into alcohol abuse.