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Wales delays minimum unit pricing until 2020 | Drinks Retailing News

Wales has been forced to delay plans to introduce a minimum unit price of 50p on alcohol until at least 2020 after a challenge from Portugal.

The Welsh government aims to follow in the footsteps of Scotland by introducing MUP in a bid to “reduce the devastation caused by alcohol harm”.

Lawmakers in Scotland had to clear a number of obstacles and go through various different courts in order to push the measure through last year.

Now EU member Portugal has requested a “detailed opinion” on how the regulations will be implemented, as it fears it could affect exports to the UK.

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