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Spain: Mercabarna requests a reduction in VAT on meat

Meat
Spain
Published Jun 26, 2023

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The business community, represented by Anafric, is advocating for an extension of the temporary suppression of VAT for fruits and vegetables in Spain until the end of the year. They are also pushing for a super-reduced VAT of 4% on meats to benefit consumers, butcher and delicatessen establishments, and the government. Anafric points to Portugal as an example, where a measure called ZERO VAT has been introduced to eliminate the tax on meat products.
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The business community also considers it appropriate that the temporary suppression of VAT for fruit and vegetables decreed by the Spanish government be extended until the end of the year. Since the beginning of the year, Anafric has been defending a public position in favor of applying a super-reduced VAT on meats of 4%. "We would all benefit: consumers, because with the same money they spend buying food they can buy more and include meat and other essential foods, nutritious and quality foods in their Mediterranean diet; the butcher and delicatessen establishments, together with the fishmongers, because their quality product would have an outlet and they would not have to think about whether we closed this month or not, and the Government, because despite lowering VAT, a greater number of consumers purchased these foods with which the collection would not ...
Source: EuroMeat
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