EU Commission prolongs the temporary relief for customs duties and VAT on the import of medical devices and protective equipment until 31 October 2020.
On 23 July 2020 the European Commission decided to prolong by 3 months the temporary relief for customs duties and VAT on the import of medical devices and protective equipment from third countries until 31 October 2020 (formerly 31 July 2020). The measure covers masks and protective equipment, as well as testing kits, ventilators and other medical equipment needed to combat the COVID-19 outbreak.
The duty and VAT free importation applies to:
The Maltese Customs authority has a procedure in place that needs to be adhered to for the relief to be granted.
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