Raw materials and products should be used in a sustainable and efficient way. From an environmental perspective, it is usually better to repair an item instead of buying a new one even though today it is inexpensive and relatively easy to get a new one. To encourage more people to repair or modify already manufactured goods, the VAT will be reduced on minor repairs.
The tax reduction is expected to provide several advantages, such as lower prices and increased demand for repair services. It can also contribute a decrease of unemployment since repairs can be done by people with low education.
Learn more about the new rule here: http://foretagsnytt.blinfo.se/GoToArticle.do?number=webb|Kortnytt|1|748