In order to finance the pension increases a new law will increases taxes on gambling and winnings from those games, and on non-metallic mining, and drinks and products derived from tobacco.
From a statement issued by the National Assembly:
The full National Assembly approved on its third reading, Bill 197, which establishes the legal framework to strengthen, preserve and sustain the finances of the Fund for Disability, Old Age and Death of the Social Security Department (CSS), allowing for pension increases.
In 2015 foreign sales of drinks produced in the country have recovered from the fall seen in 2014, standing at $168 million.
An article on Elsalvador.com reports that "...Sodas and carbonated drinks are the main export product in the sector. The latest annual growth was 37.6%, equivalent to an additional $36.8 million, according to the latest industry ranking made by the Salvadoran Association of Industrialists (ASI). "
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