POLITICS

Thailand has not hiked tampon tax to 30 percent

Published on 02/08/2021 at 11:29

Social media posts shared tens of thousands of times claim that Thailand has introduced a 30 percent tax on tampons after classifying them as cosmetics. The claim is false: while tampons have genuinely been reclassified, the decision aimed to allow better quality and safety controls and the tax rate for tampons remain unchanged, the government said.