MADRID – The Spanish Federation of Automotive Professionals (CONEPA), one of the country’s main associations of car repairers, is opposing a proposed tax on fluorinated gases used as refrigerants. The trade group contends it would be unfair for its members, mainly small and medium-size businesses, to pay an indirect tax of about €5 ($6.65) per kilogram of HFC-134a gas. CONEPA argues its members already are heavily controlled and regulated; the new tax would contribute ...

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