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1 April 2020COVID-19
The Chancellor has waived import taxes on medical equipment crucial to the fight against coronavirus – reducing red tape to ensure equipment gets to frontline health workers faster. We have listed below the answers to some frequently asked questions.
A. Yes the UK government announced a scheme last week to remove import duty and import VAT for goods arriving from outside the EU.
A. All medical goods that are used to respond to the current covid-19 virus such as hand sanitising gel, protective clothing, eye protectors and testing kits.
The full list of eligible goods with the 8 digit commodity tariff code is can be found here.
A. Local authorities and all public bodies are automatically approved, but other businesses have to apply for this relief.
A. Care homes, or commercial suppliers of these goods to the NHS, care homes or to bodies who will distribute the goods free of charge.
A. By emailing the HMRC National Import Reliefs Unit at firstname.lastname@example.org asking for an application form.
A. Initially until 31 July 2020.
A. Use the Customs Procedure Code (CPC) 40 00 C26 in box 37, and in box 44 document code 9AID and status code JP
A. Yes, if the goods are normally standard rated.