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Dairy sector wants tax return on imported mozzarella in Brazil

Published Apr 1, 2022

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The exemption from import taxes on mozzarella cheese, which went from 28% to zero, impacts the entire milk chain, can generate unemployment in the sector, and remove producers from the activity. This is what representatives of the sector say, who were outraged by the decision taken by the government. Every kilo of imported mozzarella means that 10 liters of milk are no longer purchased by the dairies, precisely at a time when Brazilian ranchers face rising production costs and low prices per liter. The alert and indignation with the measure come from the entire dairy chain, including family farmers, small, medium, and large producers, dairy, and entities. They call for the immediate repeal of the measure announced on March 21, which also exempts margarine (previously 10.8%), ground coffee (9%), sugar (16%), ethanol (18%), soybean oil (9%) and pasta (14.4%).

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The exemption from import taxes on mozzarella cheese, which went from 28% to zero, impacts the entire milk chain, can generate unemployment in the sector and remove producers from the activity. This is what representatives of the sector say, who were outraged by the decision taken by the government. Every kilo of imported mozzarella means that 10 liters of milk are no longer purchased by the dairies, precisely at a time when Brazilian ranchers face rising production costs and low prices per liter. ALSO READ: Tax exemption for imported food worries sectors in Brazil Government has zeroed import tax on mozzarella cheese and other foods (Photo: Ministry of Agriculture) The alert and indignation with the measure come from the entire dairy chain, including family farmers, small , medium and large producers, dairy and entities. They call for the immediate repeal of the measure announced on March 21, which also exempts margarine (previously 10.8%), ground coffee (9%), sugar (16%), ...
Source: Agroinforme
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