Spanish supermarkets demand a reduction in VAT on organic products

Sep 22, 2021 | News | 0 comments

Spain ranks first in Europe in terms of the percentage of usable agricultural land dedicated to organic agriculture and livestock farming, and is third in the world after Australia and Argentina. However, per capita spending on organic products in Spain stands at just 46.5 euros per person per year, far below that in other European countries.,

The supermarkets Alcampo, Carrefour, Eroski and El Corte Inglés are calling for a reduction in the VAT applied to organic products and have stressed the importance of improving the information available to customers. This would make organic products more competitive and would help to compensate for the higher production costs compared to conventional products, making them more appealing to consumers.

Spain is the leading European producer of organic goods, so it is important to improve consumer awareness of how to recognise an organic product and what makes it different.

This petition reflects the commitment of major companies to organic trading and highlights   the role they can play in the transition towards increasingly sustainable and healthy food.

Source: Revista Mercados