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:
Further information and full guidance details are available here: