Exemption for supplies for victims of Turkey and Syria earthquake
While 2022 and the start of 2023 has seen an explosion of fiscal-related policies specifically pertaining to an environmental agenda, fiscal policies intrinsically can also be linked to humanitarian disasters. Most discernibly, we saw this exemplified during the pandemic.
Similarly, we can expect to see countries enact similar policies in respect of the recent earthquake in Turkey and Syria, which has sparked a significant humanitarian disaster in the region. Germany is at the forefront of such policies, and it has announced specific exemptions for victims of the earthquake.
You can read more about the exemptions in Germany’s publication here.