EU Extends Waiver on Customs Duties and VAT Certain COVID-19 Related Products

Posted by Marta Gargallo on 4/29/21 5:00 PM

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:

Topics: EU, Duty, VAT, European Union, European Commission, Coronavirus, COVID-19

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