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Closed petition Stop applying VAT to bras.

Stop applying VAT to bras, since bras are a basic necessity for women as certain hygiene products are. VAT has been removed for the latter. Now it is time to remove it for bras for the same reason - it goes against the principle of gender equality.

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The imposition of VAT on bras disproportionately affects women, who are the primary consumers of this essential item. Taxing an item necessary for women's comfort and health is inherently discriminatory and goes against the principles of gender equality. Bras are not a luxury item but rather a basic necessity for many women. By making bras more expensive through VAT, the government indirectly discourages women from purchasing well-fitting bras, potentially contributing to health problems.

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