Netherlands: Concept of a Meat Tax Under Discussion in the Netherlands

  |   Attaché Report (GAIN)   |   NL2022-0037

In an evaluation of Dutch food policy published on March 29, 2022, Minister of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality, Henk Staghouwer, proposed to explore the possibilities of introducing a meat tax in the Netherlands. However, in subsequent discussions, Minister Staghouwer left the impression that a meat tax was not certain. On May 10, 2022, a motion of 12 political parties (including two government coalition parties) was put forward, petitioning to refrain from implementing a Dutch meat tax. With this motion proving influential in the second chamber of Dutch parliament (but not legally binding), the future of a Dutch meat tax remains unclear at this time.

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