In many European countries baby care products are burdened with the highest VAT rates equally to cosmetics, jewellery or tobacco. Nappies, that play crucial role in infant's health, are considered by governments as dispensable products that are unnecessary expense in families’ economies. This situation couldn't be more wrong.
European Large Families Confederation (ELFAC), with its members from 20 countries, lobby the Ministers of Finance of the European Union Member States to modify the European directive and treat baby care products fairly by lowering their VAT rates. Nappies are not a luxury, but a question of health and children's rights.