31 March 2020 – Exempted protective equipment for healthcare sector from sales tax in the Carribean Netherlands

This item is sourced from COVID-19 Policy Watch co-ordinated by Policy. We are in the process of gathering further information and aligning taxonomies for these items.

Type of Intervention: Medical products and medicines
Sectors Involved: Health services
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency:

Overview: Customs authorities in the Caribbean Netherlands has enforced tax exemptions for the import of personal protective equipment in tackling COVID-19.

Anyone or any business importing protective equipment for healthcare institutions will be exempt from having to pay the general expenditure tax (sales tax). Those wishing to sell such equipment will not receive an exemption.
Full details here: https://www.rijksdienstcn.com/covid-19/nieuws/2020/maart/31/belastingdienst-douane-cn-met-vrijstelling-abb-bij-invoer-persoonlijke-beschermingsmiddelen