Wednesday, March 22, 2006

China slaps a tax on chopsticks


Are forks tax free?

China will slap a tax on chopsticks and a range of goods ranging from yachts to petrol in a bid to save trees and protect the environment.

Yachts were tax-free in China? Why doesn't anyone tell me these things?

Plans to impose a 5 percent consumption tax on both disposable wooden chopsticks and wooden floor panels would help curb the plundering of timber resources and efforts to protect the environment, the Ministry of Finance said.

So how expensive are chopsticks in China? Here in the USA we don't pay for the disposable chopsticks, they come free with the meal. I guess we don't care much about trees.

2 Comments:

Blogger f.b.i.t.c. said...

You wait! Those free chopsticks you get with your meal, there's gonna be a 5% tax slapped on the meal to cover the cost of the chopsticks.

You just see if i'm wrong.

Hold on, a fucking 'consumption' tax, when was the last time you enjoyed the meal that much you ate the fucking chopsticks?

March 22, 2006 6:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you think they come free...all overhead is passed on to the consumer...they just don't tell you.

everytime you eat in some chinatown, you pay one way or the other

March 22, 2006 2:10 PM  

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