March 28, 2023


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Fixing eggs and high prices in fish shops in Spain

Sales of fish – fresh, frozen, smoked and canned – fell in Spain in the first two months of this year. by about 20 percent. – Warning economic organizations to the fisheries sector.

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Contrary to their pleas, the government in Madrid has kept the value-added tax on fish at 10%. Sectoral organizations point out that most EU countries (including Poland) have a lower value-added tax on fish, up to 5%.

According to Fedepesca’s director, Maria Luisa Alvarez, the decline in fish demand is linked to an increase in production costs and prices as a result of the war in Ukraine. To survive, merchants ‘Keep a significant decline in profits.’ Fisheries sector organizations announced a campaign under the slogan: Everyone has the right to eat fish. They demand that the value-added tax on fish be reduced to 4%.

In December 2022, the government abolished value-added tax on bread, milk, cheese, eggs, vegetables and fruits for six months.. It also reduced the value-added tax to 5%. For oil and pasta.

Strong demand for cheaper eggs has caused shortages in some Catalan supermarkets and rationing of sales. The demand for eggs outstripped the supply; We have been experiencing a shortage in the market for several weeks.” – said the Catalan supermarket chain BonArea in a press release. According to the letter, many customers have purchased large quantities of eggs A decision has been made to introduce a sales limit.

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