Waiver of customs duties and VAT on the importation of medical items into the EU

On 3 April 2020, the EU Commission decided to approve requests from all Member States and the UK to temporarily waive customs duties and VAT on the importation from outside the EU of masks, testing kits, ventilators, medical devices, and protective equipment, in order to help in the fight against COVID-19. The decision takes retrospective […]

Written By Stephen Balzan

On April 12, 2020
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On 3 April 2020, the EU Commission decided to approve requests from all Member States and the UK to temporarily waive customs duties and VAT on the importation from outside the EU of masks, testing kits, ventilators, medical devices, and protective equipment, in order to help in the fight against COVID-19. The decision takes retrospective effect from 30 January 2020 and it will apply for a period of 6 months, with the possibility to renew it further.

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For further information, please contact one of the firm’s tax partners, Stephen Balzan on [email protected] or Elaine Camilleri [email protected]. ACT can help you understand the changes to the tax rules and how these can impact your business.  

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