Luxembourg NGO Planning Familial wants to see tax on feminine hygiene products lowered from its current 17%.

In an open letter to the political parties, the NGO repeats its surprise at the fact that feminine hygiene products are subject to a 17% tax and calls for an end to the tampon tax. Feminine hygiene products should be recognized as necessities rather than luxury products and taxed at 3%, it says.

It is particularly striking that feminine hygiene products are currently subject to a 17% tax when one considers that products such as fizzy drinks, books and newspapers as well as pet food are all taxed at 3%.

Planning Familial welcomes the fact that two parties, LSAP (Luxembourg Socialists Workers' Party) and Déi Gréng (the Greens), have included a lowering of the tampon tax in their electoral programmes.