Anafric launches a survey to society to promote the reduction of VAT on meat

Anafric, the meat business association, launches an initiative aimed at society with the firm purpose of collecting what is the concern of the Spanish for meat being considered a subsidized food in the shopping cart with a reduction of VAT to 4 %, as the sector has been requesting.

The Government already applies from January 1 the elimination of VAT to basic food items, such as eggs, dairy products or fruits. Oils and pasta also experienced a reduction in VAT, from 10% to 5%. This government solution is adapted to combat the increase in the price of the shopping basket caused by inflation and will be applicable until June 30, 2023.




What does the survey consist of?

Taking advantage of the fact that the Government has approved the reduction in the Council of Ministers on January 24, Anafric has started this initiative, aimed at the population, with which it is intended to capture the opinion on the need for a VAT reduction to also be applied in the price of basic foods, “as an effective measure that supposes a real substantial reduction of the basket of the purchase”, explains José Friguls, president of the association.

The survey, which will be operational for 10 weeks on the website, will ask the population two questions:

1.- How often do you eat meat at home? Where different options are offered:

  • 7 days a week
  • 4 or 5 days a week
  • 3 days a week
  • 1 or 2 days a week
  • Occasionally (1 or 2 times a month)
  • rarely or never
    2.- To what degree would you agree that the application of the VAT reduction from the current 10% to 4% in the price of meat foods would be an effective measure to support the economy of the population?
  • Totally agree
  • I would prefer VAT to drop to 0% as it is one of the essential needs for the majority of the population
  • I disagree, it is already well set at 10% VAT


“This survey is not intended to be a scientific study. We simply want to capture the opinion of the people. And for this reason we have made it public. So that the maximum number of profiles of Spanish society can be reflected.”



Anafric set in 2022, together with the sector, the position of reducing VAT on meat products as the most effective measure to cope with the increase in the basket.

At the end of December 2022, the meat association expressed its regret that the sector had not been included in the VAT reduction, alluding that “the sector has been demanding a VAT reduction for meat for a long time, a basic food in the basket of purchase and part of the Mediterranean diet” and considering this exclusion “a comparative offense with other sectors”.

From Anafric the accent has been placed, at all times, on the fact that “the meat sector is not only the big industry, it is also made up of the small neighborhood establishment, which will be affected”

Faced with this situation, Anafric sent a letter addressed to the President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, explaining the reasons why it was necessary to include meat products on the VAT reduction list.

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