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DIS and tonnage tax costs Denmark USD 135 million

The Danish government spends USD 135 million a year on state subsidies for the shipping companies. A theoretical piece of math, says the Danish Shipowners' Association.

The Danish state subsidies to the shipping companies costs USD 135 million a year in indirect grants, says the government's annual review of the programs for state subsidies for Danish business.

The price of letting Danish shipping companies pay net wages to employees on ships in the Danish International Ship Register (DIS) runs to USD 118.5 million a year, according to the numbers reached by the Danish Ministry of Business and Growth. The amount has been classified as indirect state sudbsidies, corresponding to the government's loss of tax revenue from Danish mariners.

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