IATA slams French tax and blames ‘posturing’ Chirac

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Never slow to criticise any tax that affects the airline business, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has once again slammed the decision by French President Jacques Chirac to introduce a new aviation tax to

help the third world.
Giovanni Bisignani, IATA's Director General and Ceo laid into the decision recently, when he said: ‘If France is truly interested in solving the problems of developing nations, it should start by eliminating the problems that it creates. The tax is political posturing to divert attention from France's failure to take down trade barriers that limit access to its markets’.
Bisignani suggested that France should divert some of the funds it receives from Europe's Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) if it really is serious about third world aid.

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