Canada's federal government has confirmed it will stop taxing feminine hygiene products from July 1.

1 Jun 2015 - 8:58 AM  UPDATED 1 Jun 2015 - 11:49 AM

Products including tampons, sanitary napkins and menstrual cups will be included in the tax exemption.

Last year, these products earned the government around $40,000 in tax revenue -- with each item taxed at approximately five per cent.

The bill to scrap the 'tampon tax' came from a private members bill, and received all-party support.

New Democratic Party politician, Irene Mathyssen, who sponsored the private bill, says the outcome is a "victory for all women."

"The women who made this an issue, their voices have finally been heard."

The outcome follows a growing global push for governments to end taxing on menstrual products.

Australian treasurer Joe Hockey has said the federal government will look into whether sanitary items should be GST-free, during the next State treasurers' meeting in July.

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