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24 January 2022

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Update - European Commission Extends Waiver of Customs Duties and VAT on the Import of Medical Equipment until June 2022 for 23 Member States

As previously reported, The European Commission extended to 30 June 2022 the waiver of customs duties and VAT on the import of medical and protective equipment from non-EU (third) countries. The waiver was first introduced in April 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and was previously extended to 31 December 2021. However, the decision for the extension of the waiver to 30 June 2022 is limited to 23 of the 27 EU Member States, including: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, and Sweden.

EU Member States for which the waiver no longer applies from 1 January 2022 include Cyprus, France, Lithuania, and the Slovak Republic.

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