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Government advisors propose environment tax on meats in Belgium – ‘In a bid to make new taxation new green and eco-friendly’

https://www.brusselstimes.com/belgium/251313/government-advisors-propose-environment-tax-on-meats

By Dylan Carter

A group of experts commissioned by the Ministry of Finance have proposed massively increasing taxes on the sale of meat, in a bid to make new taxation new green and eco-friendly.

According to Belgian newspaper Le Soir, experts have suggested raising VAT on meat from 6% to 12%, or even 21%. The impact of this decision, inevitably, would be to discourage the consumption of meat products, which have a much larger carbon footprint than many other types of food.

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