The “Norway towards 2025” committee recommends that the government scrap the tax-free scheme. The recommendation appears in the committee’s final report.
“The tax-free scheme undermines the Norwegian tax system and Norwegian alcohol and tobacco policy, increases the availability and consumption of alcohol and tobacco, and challenges Vinmonopolet’s position,” the committee writes in the report.
Furthermore, it is pointed out that the scheme has adverse climate and environmental effects.
“It contributes to lower ticket prices, so air traffic and emissions are higher than they otherwise would be.”
The committee was set up last spring and was commissioned to assess how the consequences of the virus outbreak, developments in the international economy, infection control measures, and the economic countermeasures will affect developments in the Norwegian economy up to 2025.
It is led by Arctic Securities partner Jon Gunnar Pedersen.
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