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15 April 2020

EU: Customs duties and VAT waived, imported medical equipment (COVID-19)

The European Commission approved temporarily waive of customs duties and VAT on the import of masks and protective equipment, testing kits and medical devices such as ventilators from the third countries.

Zuzana Šidlová

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The European Commission approved requests from EU Member States and the UK affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, to temporarily waive customs duties and VAT on the import of masks and protective equipment, testing kits and medical devices such as ventilators from the third countries.

This measure applies for six months, retroactively from 30 January 2020, with a possible further extension.

https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/ip_20_575

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