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Article posted Nov 15 2012, 12:53 PM Category: Economy Source: Agence France-Presse Print

Denmark to scrap world's first fat tax


Denmark said Saturday it would scrap a fat tax it introduced a little over a year ago in a world first, saying the measure was costly and failed to change Danes’ eating habits.

“The fat tax and the extension of the chocolate tax — the so-called sugar tax — has been criticised for increasing prices for consumers, increasing companies’ administrative costs and putting Danish jobs at risk,” the Danish tax ministry said in a statement.

“At the same time it is believed that the fat tax has, to a lesser extent, contributed to Danes travelling across the border to make purchases,” it added.

“Against this background, the government and the (far-left) Red Green Party have agreed to abolish the fat tax and cancel the planned sugar tax,” the ministry said.

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Peter

Posted: Nov 16 2012, 9:33 AM

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81161 “At the same time it is believed that the fat tax has, to a lesser extent, contributed to Danes travelling across the border to make purchases,” it added."

Yeah right, 3.5 BILLION Danish Kroner is what the grocery-stores in South-Jutland have lost . SHOP ARE CLOSING and JOBS ARE LOST because of this idiotic tax . Of course, the fact that German VAT is 5 percentage-points lower than Danish VAT isn't helping either ..



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