Some products from brands such as Dove and Tresemme have been taken off the market because they were harmful to consumers due to the presence of carcinogens.
After the presence of benzene, a substance that can cause cancer, was discovered in several hair products, multinational company Unilever, maker of shampoo brands such as Dove, Suave and Tresemme, decided to withdraw some products manufactured before October 2021 from the market. .
The company offers the possibility of refunds or vouchers through its websites to those who have purchased products, however, it is necessary to justify the purchase of goods with the identification code of each.
Some of the shampoos that should not be used are: Dove Volume & Fullness Dry; Pigeon fresh and flowery dry; Dove Ultra Clean Dry; Pigeon invisible dry; Tresemme Prop Pure; Tresemme Volume Dry; Tresemme Dry Fresh & Clean Dry; Bed Head Dirty Secret and many more.
A complete list of products subject to withdrawal from sale is available at Official report from Unilever and a federal agency from the US Department of Health and Human Services (FDA).
Sanctions and supply chain issues have created a parallel market in China, where these chips are sold for 500 times the market value.
Chinese customs officials caught a woman trying to smuggle semiconductors inside a prosthetic belly while pretending to be pregnant. This arrest sheds light on the reality of smuggling that has emerged in the world’s second-largest economy following the sanctions imposed by the United States of America.
According to bloomberg, a woman was caught by the authorities while trying to enter Zhuhai via Macau on November 25. According to customs authorities, the suspect had more than 202 processors and nine smartphones.
The woman came to the attention of the authorities when she was asked what month she was pregnant. “She said she was five or six months pregnant but she had a big belly that looked like she was in her third trimester,” Chinese officials explained.
The economic crisis caused by covid-19 and all the problems that have arisen in the supply chain have opened the door to the emergence of a black market in semiconductors in a country that needs these advanced chips to produce millions of products.
The situation has worsened recently as the Joe Biden administration tightened sanctions on China, focusing on developing advanced technologies, especially for military use.
According to the North American economic publication, the situation is so serious that the prices of these devices reach values up to 500 times their market price, which creates ideal conditions for creating an entire parallel market with telecom operators and resellers.
The Ministry of Finance reported that in December there is a decrease in the ISP discount by 3.9 cents per liter of diesel fuel and 2.4 cents per liter of gasoline, taking into account falling prices.
The guardianship statement states that, as announced, “the mechanism applied in the ISP is equivalent to reducing the VAT rate from 23% to 13%, and the compensation mechanism through the ISP reduces additional VAT income as a result of the changes. in fuel prices remain in effect.
Thus, taking into account the evolution of diesel and gasoline prices, “these temporary measures result in a reduction in the ISP rebate of 3.9 cents per liter of diesel fuel and 2.4 cents per liter of gasoline. a discount of 17.1 cents per liter for diesel ISP and 15.4 cents per liter for gasoline ISP,” the same note reads.
On the other hand, “the carbon tax update will be suspended until the end of the year,” and “taking into account all the measures in place, the reduction in the tax burden is 27.3 cents per liter of diesel fuel and 24.7 cents per liter of gasoline. “.
The government’s rebate mechanism assumes that a decrease in the price of fuel results in an increase in the Tax on Petroleum Products (NPT) due to a drop in VAT revenues.
“Measures to mitigate the increase in fuel prices remain in place in the month of December, while the government continues to support all consumers by reducing fuel taxes,” the ministry reminded.
The ISP’s rebate, equivalent to a 13 percent VAT rate cut, was due to run until September 4 but was later extended through the end of the year as part of the government’s family relief package due to price hikes.
Average fuel prices have returned this week to below pre-war levels in Ukraine on Feb. 24, with a 5.1% drop for petrol and 4.1% for diesel calculated by ERSE.
According to the “Weekly Report on the Surveillance of Selling Prices for the Public” published on Monday evening by the Entidade Regladora dos Serviços Energéticos (ERSE), “For the week of 28 to 4 December, the effective pre-tax price is 0.860 euro/l. [euros por litro] for straight petrol 95 and 1067 euro/l for direct diesel”, which after tax is 1660 euro/l and 1685 euro/l for straight petrol 95 and straight diesel, respectively.
These figures are comparable to average prices of 1,816 euros/l for 95 straight-through gasoline and 1,660 euros/l for direct diesel filled on February 24 when the Russians invaded Ukraine, according to the Directorate General of Energy and Geology (DGEG). ).