Sala IV will consider a challenge to the 10 percent foreign beer tax

Those who drink imported beer have to ante up 10 percent more to buy the drink than if they preferred Costa Rican products.

This is one of those little known taxes that have been in force for years. In the case of the beer tax, the law went into effect in 1936.

But now it is being challenged. The Poder Judicial said Thursday that a constitutional appeal has been lodged with the Sala IV.

The names of those making the appeal were not available, but they also cited international commercial treaties that say foreign products should not face price discrimination. The Sala IV last week agreed to consider the appeal, the Poder Judicial said.

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