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Pay no import duty and VAT on medical supplies, equipment and protective garments (COVID-19)

Posted on 2 Apr 2020 - News

Coronavirus

HMRC have published guidance on the temporary removal of import duty and VAT for equipment to help treat and fight Covid-19.

The guidance sees import duty and VAT lifted on protective equipment and relevant medical devices or equipment brought into the UK from non-EU countries during the coronavirus outbreak.

Relief on imported goods for free circulation is available to those goods that are:

  • for distribution free of charge to those affected by, at risk from or involved in combating the coronavirus (Covid-19)
  • to be made available free of charge to those affected by, at risk from or involved in combating the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak, while remaining the property of the organisations importing them

You can find the commodity code list that you can claim relief on here:

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/

file/876962/COVID_19_commodity_codes_list.csv/preview

Further information and full guidance details are available here:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/pay-no-import-duty-and-vat-on-medical-supplies-equipment-and-protective-garments-covid-19

 

 

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