In Germany the mormal VAT is 19 %, but there is also the lowered rate of 7 %. It is intended for products which are considered necessary for everyday life, such as food, to support i.e. families
with lower income.
Nowadays german laws have become very cofusing, with accepted lowered VAT for example for a bouquet of flowers, but not for sanitary products such as tampons, sanitary pads or diapers.
The petition adresses Norbert Bischoff, chairman of the committee for women and youth in the Bundesrat , as well as Dr. Norbert Walter-Borjans, chairman of the financial committee des
Finanzausschusses im Bundesrat.
We are also planning a joined campaign with our sister campaigns for changing EU-regulations!