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

Intervention Categories: Legal and policy; Regulatory change; International relations; International trade and travel
Level of Jurisdiction: National

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