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Budget bid bodes blue-mouthed buyers. Politicians admit the forthcoming foreign cheese toll hike will be putting a hole in consumers’ pockets, Tuesday. In yesterday’s draft national budget 2013 proposal, the government announced a roughly 277 percent increase in the price on cheeses competing with Norwegian-produced brands. Popular foreign cheeses such as Emmenthal, Edam, Gouda, and Cheddar will thus cost more following the change in import duties from a preset 26.15 kroner amount, to sums based on the product’s purchase price, should the proposal pass.

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Budget bid bodes blue-mouthed buyers

Published on Tuesday, 9th October, 2012 at 16:29 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last Updated on 9th October 2012 at 16:46.

Politicians admit the forthcoming foreign cheese toll hike will be putting a hole in consumers’ pockets, Tuesday.

Parmigiano Reggiano cheese
Parmigiano Reggiano cheese
Photo: Dominik Hundhammer 2004/W, Commons


In yesterday’s draft national budget 2013 proposal, the government announced a roughly 277 percent increase in the price on cheeses competing with Norwegian-produced brands.

Popular foreign cheeses such as Emmenthal, Edam, Gouda, and Cheddar will thus cost more following the change in import duties from a preset 26.15 kroner amount, to sums based on the product’s purchase price, should the proposal pass.

“Neither you nor I will notice this [price increase] in the shops by Christmas,” he told Aftenposten a couple of weeks ago.

Monday’s move ended the Centre Party’s (SV) farming and food minister Trygve Slagsvold Vedum’s attempts to sweep the financial crumbs under the carpet, however. It will also probably encourage increased foreign customer swearing at Norway’s already high prices.

“In the longer term, the transition to percentage-based duty will allow for higher producer prices than would have been the basis for should the kroner-based duties had been retained. The change will also result in higher prices for meat and cheese to the consumer,” state officials in the budget document.

The following foreign cheeses will not be subject to the new tariff protection rules, Stavanger Aftenblad reports:

  • Appenzeller
  • Beaufort
  • Comté
  • Grana Padano
  • Gruyère
  • Le Vieux Pané
  • Morbier
  • Munster
  • Parmigiano Reggiano
  • Queso Manchego
  • Pecorino
  • Saint Albray
  • Västerbotten



Published on Tuesday, 9th October, 2012 at 16:29 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last updated on 9th October 2012 at 16:46.

This post has the following tags: norwaybudget, norwaytolls, importprotectionnorway, norwayfarming.





  
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