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Customs, Taxation
Type of act
Proposal for a directive

Commission adoption

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18 January 2018 - 19 March 2018 (midnight Brussels time)
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  • ECCVAT (United Kingdom)
    19 March 2018 Other
    ECCVAT (United Kingdom)

    The European Charities' Committee on Value-Added Tax (ECCVAT) is a group of charities and foundations that was set up in 1992 to research the impact of VAT and other taxes on the work of charities and to make representations to the EU institutions on behalf of the sector. Reference is made throughout this submission to “charities”. This term is taken to include all public benefit organisations, including public benefit foundations as well as...

  • European Natural Soy and Plant-based Foods Manufacturers Association (Belgium)
    19 March 2018 Business association
    European Natural Soy and Plant-based Foods Manufacturers Association (Belgium)

    Across EU Member States, plant-based alternatives to dairy and meat products are often subject to different VAT rates, sometimes putting them at a competitive disadvantage vis a vis similar products serving the same needs but of animal origin. A number of Member States e.g. Belgium, the Netherlands, France, Finland are logically applying the same VAT rates to plant-based alternatives and animal products. In others EU countries, however, the...

  • European Public Health Alliance (Belgium)
    19 March 2018 Non-governmental organisation (NGO)
    European Public Health Alliance (Belgium)

    The European Public Health Alliance (EPHA), Europe’s leading NGO alliance advocating for better health, welcomes this opportunity to comment on the Commission's VAT proposal. There is consistent evidence that price interventions can be effective health promotion tools. A 2015 World Health Organization technical meeting concluded that there is "reasonable and increasing evidence" [1] that appropriately designed financial tools can create...

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