9 februari 2015

EU Commission lauches inquiry into Danish fat tax

The European Commission has decided to open investigation against Denmark as regards the Danish fat tax introduced in 2011 and then abolished in 2013 as a potential disguised state aid. The basis for the inquiry, led by Phil Hogan, Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, is that certain meat and dairy products were exempt from the law, creating an unfair advantage for certain manufacturers.

Discussions will now start between the European Commission and Denmark. If the Commission decides that state aid is the case, Denmark would have to collect the extra taks revenue for those producers not originally included, with added compound interest. 

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Laatst gewijzigd: 9 februari 2015