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VAT and duty exemption on goods imported to CZ related to SARS-CoV-2 pandemic

The Czech Republic asked the EU Commission to issue VAT and duty exemption decision on goods imported in favour of corona virus victims. Only state institutions or charity organisations will be able to make use of this exemption and if they distribute the goods for free to the pandemic victims (masks) and also rescue units that will use them for their activities (medical equipment).

This measure will not relate to the goods acquired in the EU or purchased in the Czech Republic.

If the EU Commission grants CZ request it will be possible to apply the exemption retroactively.


Contribution by Ondřej Štědrý
Tax Adviser
Czech Republic