On April 19, 2021, in a press release, the European Union (EU) announced the extension of the temporary waiver of customs duties and value-added tax (VAT) on imports of medical devices and protective equipment used to combat COVID-19 until December 31, 2021.
These measures applies to:
- State organisations (state bodies, public bodies governed by public law including hospitals, governmental organisations, communes/towns, regional governments, etc); and
- Charitable or philanthropic organisations approved by the competent authorities of the Member States.
The press release can be found here:
The extension information can be found in Decision (EU) 2021/660 here:
The original waiver can be found in Decision (EU) 2020/491 here:
The EU Commission list of products eligible to be imported duty and VAT free can be found here: