Air-Ticket Levy Designed to Fight the Most Serious Pandemics

Daniel Jouanneau
Published: Wednesday, 03/01/2006 12:00 am EST

As of July 1, 2006, all passengers taking off from French territory (except those in transit) will pay an air-ticket levy the proceeds of which will be used for the purchase of pharmaceuticals against the most serious pandemics (HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria) in the developing world.

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