In Germany, Tampon is taxed at 19% as a luxury good. However, caviar, and truffles which are luxury goods are categorized as “daily necessity”. They are taxed at 7%.
在德國，衛生棉條被視為奢侈品的一種，販售時必須課徵 19%的奢侈品增值稅。然而，魚子醬、松露等真正的奢侈商品卻是「日用品」，只需課徵 7%的普通增值稅。
To protest against this unfair tax regulation, the Female Company, which sells organic sanitary products, decided to publish a book which includes tampons inside it because books are taxed at 7%. Released earlier this spring, the first print-run sold out in a day and the second in a week, said the publisher, with around 10,000 copies sold by the end of june.