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Belgium Confirms VAT and Duty Exemption on Imports for COVID-19 — Orbitax Tax News & Alerts

Belgium's Federal Public Service (SPF) Finance has issued a release confirming that the import of goods to fight COVID-19 is exempt from import duties and VAT until 31 December 2021. The release also notes that this total exemption from import VAT supersedes the application of the temporary VAT reductions for certain supplies, including the 6% VAT rate for the import of masks and hydroalcoholic gels, and the 0% VAT rate for the import of COVID-19 vaccines and medical devices for in-vitro diagnostics (testing) for COVID-19.