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Coronavirus: EU Commission adjusts export authorisation scheme for personal protective equipment to suit current needs

Today, the Commission published a new export authorisation scheme for personal protective equipment (PPE). It reduces the list of products that require export authorisation to masks, spectacles and protective garments, extends the geographical exception (including to the Western Balkans) and requires Member States to swiftly grant authorisations for exports for humanitarian purposes. The adjustments result […]

Airlift for medical protective equipment

Business and politics are working closely together: Porsche, DB Schenker and Lufthansa Cargo are helping Baden-Württemberg and the Free State of Saxony to overcome the coronavirus crisis. Photo caption: Airlift for medical protective equipment (f.l.): Oliver Seidl (Chief Financial Officer at DB Schenker), Manne Lucha (Minister for Social Affairs and Integration in Baden-Württemberg), Uwe-Karsten Städter […]

Coronavirus: EU Commission waives customs duties and VAT on the import of medical equipment from non-EU countries

The Commission has today decided to approve requests from Member States and the UK to temporarily waive customs duties and VAT on the import of medical devices, and protective equipment, from third countries in order to help in the fight against coronavirus. This will make it easier financially to get the medical equipment that doctors, […]

Mercedes-Benz offers support with the production of medical equipment

Mercedes-Benz is ready: The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting everyone. Especially in times like these, it is important for Mercedes-Benz to meet its social responsibilities. The Group has therefore offered its support with the production of medical equipment. With the aid of 3D printers, individual components can be produced that are urgently needed in medical technology […]

Coronavirus: EU Commission bid to ensure supply of personal protective equipment for the EU proves successful

The joint procurement of personal protective equipment launched by the European Commission to address the coronavirus crisis has proven successful. Producers made offers covering and in some cases even exceeding the quantities requested by the Member States that take part in the procurement, for every single item requested. The joint procurement covers masks type 2 […]