There will be no VAT on face masks starting May 25th. This announcement has just been made by the Dutch Government. This will be valid for all face masks, both the medical and the regular masks.
China Struggling to Get Supplies Shipped
A recent video from Al Jazeera shows stacks and stacks of medical supplies in China that are waiting to be shipped. There are several issues causing problems shipping them out.
Export of PPE is prohibited for the time being. For importing personal protective equipment, the following conditions apply: