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EU law states certain types of customers are exempt from paying VAT over items bought in the EU. Local national laws on VAT and exemptions are based on and correspond to EU law.

For more information about corresponding national laws in your EU country, please contact us via [email protected]

The list below includes customers and situations in which vatfree.com can help:


Situation, customers and items exemptLaw
Items transported to a destination outside the EU by or on behalf of the vendor
Article 146(1)(a) VAT Directive
Items transported to a destination outside the EU by or on behalf of the customerArticle 146(1)(b) VAT Directive
Items transported to a destination outside the EU by a non-EU resident in their personal luggage
Article 147 VAT Directive
Items bought by staff of an embassy, permanent representation, consulate and other international bodies and their membersArticle 151(1)(a)(b) VAT Directive
Armed forces of a NATO country and the civilian staff accompanying them
Article 151(1)(c) and (d) VAT Directive