Sunday, April 1, 2018

20% Tax Break on Black Berets

From today a 20% tax break applies on the sale of all (French made) black berets.
The measure comes as part of a package to promote traditional "Made in France" products and is part of the long term program to stimulate the wearing of traditional French clothing such as marinières (traditional French striped sailor shirts), espadrilles (rope soled canvas shoes) and berets; the consumption of pastiche and cognac and -controversially- the smoking of French grown tobacco. 
France's oldest beret manufacturer Laulhère, member of the lobby group that fought hard for the measure's implementation, welcomes the move but is disappointed that the exemption applies to black berets only.
"Navy berets are as much part of our heritage as black berets, being the preferred colour of French workers during the last century, but this Government feared that including this colour would be in favour of the rival PS (socialist) party", says spokesman Jean le Fou. 
France is among the highest GST/VAT countries in the world
At this stage, it is not clear how the 20% discount will affect sales via foreign retailers (like South Pacific Berets), but if any, prices will be updated immediately and refunds made retroactively. 


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