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The development and implementation of a new import duty on palm oil to reduce non-communicable disease in Fiji

Coriakula, Jeremaia, Moodie, Marj, Waqa, Gade, Latu, Catherine, Snowdon, Wendy and Bell, Colin 2018, The development and implementation of a new import duty on palm oil to reduce non-communicable disease in Fiji, Globalization and health, vol. 14, pp. 1-9, doi: 10.1186/s12992-018-0407-0.

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Title The development and implementation of a new import duty on palm oil to reduce non-communicable disease in Fiji
Author(s) Coriakula, Jeremaia
Moodie, MarjORCID iD for Moodie, Marj orcid.org/0000-0001-6890-5250
Waqa, Gade
Latu, Catherine
Snowdon, Wendy
Bell, ColinORCID iD for Bell, Colin orcid.org/0000-0003-2731-9858
Journal name Globalization and health
Volume number 14
Article ID 91
Start page 1
End page 9
Total pages 9
Publisher BioMed Central
Place of publication London, Eng.
Publication date 2018-08-29
ISSN 1744-8603
Keyword(s) palm oil
policy
non communicable disease
government
science & technology
life sciences & biomedicine
public, environmental & occupational health
Pacific Islands
policy analysis
challenges
Summary BACKGROUND: Non communicable diseases (NCD) place a significant health burden on Pacific Island countries including Fiji. Policy interventions to curb NCDs have been implemented in Fiji including a 32% increase in the import duty on palm oil. This study aims to analyse the development and implementation of the increase in palm oil import duty in Fiji. Also, to document the policy process, identify barriers and facilitators during implementation and to examine the impact of the new import duty on import volumes.

METHODS: Data were collected through key informant interviews with private stakeholders, government officials and supermarket managers. Transcripts were analysed thematically. Import volumes were analysed for the 2010-2015 period.

RESULTS: Facilitators of policy development and implementation included stakeholder awareness of the health implications of palm oil, preparation of a comprehensive policy briefing paper, and inter-sectoral support and leadership. This decrease in the availability of palm oil was encouraging however, it may have been counteracted to some extent by industry relabelling the product as vegetable oil.

CONCLUSIONS: Barriers to policy changes need to be anticipated during the policy development process. Whilst the decline in imports probably reduced population consumption, further research is needed to determine if this translated to a population wide reduction in saturated fat.
Language eng
DOI 10.1186/s12992-018-0407-0
Field of Research 111712 Health Promotion
1117 Public Health And Health Services
Socio Economic Objective 920411 Nutrition
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2018, The Authors
Free to Read? Yes
Use Rights Creative Commons Attribution licence
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