Also within the scope of VAT, a proposal for an amendment
signed by the PS was approved in order to place all canned fish and molluscs at
a reduced rate of 6%.
The objective is to harmonise the tax rate, starting to
place on the list of products with reduced VAT canned fish, even if added with
other ingredients, as long as the main ingredient is fish, and canned molluscs
– currently taxed at 13%.
The new rate applies to “canned fish and molluscs with a
content of fish or shellfish exceeding 50%, with the exception of smoked fish,
swordfish and sturgeon, when dried, salted or preserved and prepared from roe