the Danish parliament in the end of last week has cancelled the decision made in last year on the additional taxation of the goods W the raised maintenance of the sated fats.
last year Denmark became the first country in the world in which was the decision on the additional taxation of foodstuff W the raised maintenance of the sated fats is accepted. Meat, butter cow and vegetative, a pizza, various canned food and half-finished products, the maintenance of the sated fats in which made more than 2,3 %, were subject to the taxation under the raised rate. So, for example, a butter pack has risen in price for 2,2 crones (approximately 37 cents), the tax has made $2,7 on 1 kg of fat.
at once after tax introduction many experts have opposed. Doctors SPK that the Danish members of parliament at the best are simply illiterate as if struggle against adiposity to conduct thus it is necessary to assess with the tax not sated fats, and salt, sugar and the refined carbohydrates. From its part experts in trade area SPK that the tax will strike on national economy as, using all blessings of membership in EU, Danes will simply buy the goods necessary to them in neighbouring countries - Germany or Sweden. At last, from the point of view of many politicians, tax introduction was bad PR - a policy: at a large quantity of every possible artificial eating additives the parliament has imposed the tax to quite natural product.
consequences of introduction of the tax became clear this year. As representatives of leading Danish dairy company Arla Foods have informed, consumers began to buy more than the bad quality goods, from - for what the company has lost last year ˆ670 thousand The Danish journalists who have gone round the north of Germany, have found out that the considerable part of the cars parked at supermarkets, has the Danish numbers. Under certificates of buyers, they three - four times a year come to Germany to buy here the LUVed cheese or butter: the difference in the price makes approximately 30 %. In turn, the Danish farmers have warned the authorities that tax preservation threatens workplaces in the Denmark.
the new Danish government has listened 2 opinion of experts and own financiers." The so-called tax to fat and preservation of the tax to the chocolate, named differently the tax to sugar, were exposed to criticism that their application led to a rise in prices 4 consumers, increased administrative loading and expenses 4 the companies and threatened workplaces in Denmark, - is SPK in the statement of the Ministry of taxes. - besides … it is considered that the tax has led to growth of number of Danes which leave in other countries 4 purchasing. On this background the government also Is red - green party have agreed to abolish the tax and to cancel planned introductions of the tax to sugar.