When importing respiratory masks, for example, the usual tax and customs regulations apply to the free circulation of goods. You can find information about this on the website of the General Directorate of Customs (Generalzolldirektion). For importing simple respiratory masks made of non-woven fabrics with the customs tariff number 63079098100, the customs duty is 6.3% with import sales tax of 19%.
Free of charge deliveries, such as donations to institutions involved with the emergency medical care of Covid-19 risk groups (e.g. hospitals and nursing homes) are exempt from these charges.
Respiratory masks are divided into different categories. Further information can be found on the website of the Federal Institute for Medicines and Medical Products (source: www.bfarm.de). There is a distinction between:
· Auxiliary mouth and nose masks made of conventional materials (so called “community masks”.
· Medical mouth and nose protection which, on the basis of fulfilling the relevant, legal requirements and technical standards, represent protective masks with an acclaimed protective effect.
· Filtering half masks (mouth and nose protective masks) which count as medical grade equipment. These masks require a CE marking. The CE marking stands for “European Conformity” and symbolises the conformity of the product with the applicable requirements that the European Community stipulates for manufacturers.
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