Importing goods, for which you can’t prove the preferential origin, into the European Union means paying duties and VAT, or doesn’t it?
Postpone Paying VAT When Importing
Companies registered in the Netherlands can postpone paying VAT when importing goods into the Netherlands. Registering your company in the Netherlands can mean more administrative hassle than you want. Fortunately, there are other ways to still benefit from postponing VAT.
Foreign companies that are not registered in the Netherlands, but do wish to postpone VAT payment can use Fiscal Representation to do so.
If we compare the VAT approach of the Dutch government with the VAT approach of Italy and Spain, there is a lot to be gained in the Netherlands. While both Italy and Spain are not known for their efficient fiscal systems, they are ahead of the pack when it comes to their VAT policies.
There will be no VAT on face masks starting May 25th. This announcement has just been made by the Dutch Government. This will be valid for all face masks, both the medical and the regular masks.
The Belgian Customs Authority has recently reported a growing number of fraud cases with importing goods from countries like China concerning import duties and VAT.