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GERMANY CONSIDERS 19 PERCENT TAX ON MEAT TO FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE

Last week, German legislators proposed raising the value-added tax on meat to the standard 19 percentโ€”a sales tax applied to many goods in the country.

Currently, meat is taxed at a reduced tax of seven percent, which some lawmakers believe is unjustified.

In the first half of 2019, Germany produced 4.3 tons of meat by slaughtering nearly 30 million pigs, cows, sheep, goats, horses, and birds, according to the Federal Statistics Office. A raised VAT on meat encourages the consumption of plant-based products, a move that politicians argue will benefit Germanyโ€™s goal of reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by 31 percent by 2030.
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