By  on October 23, 2018

PARIS —The Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode has come out in favor of a French government plan to place an extra tax on a fund supporting the fashion and luxury goods sectors, placing it at odds with other industry representatives who have criticized the move.

Ralph Toledano, president of French fashion’s governing body, said the fiscal effort was part of a necessary push to reduce France’s debt and budget deficit. “We have a duty of responsibility and citizenship,” he told WWD. “Everyone must do their share.”

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