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Value added tax

Value added tax (VAT) is a general tax on consumption applied to commercial activities involving the production and distribution of goods and the provision of services. The directive 2006/112/EC of 28 November 2006 on the common system of value added tax codifies the provisions governing the introduction of the common system of VAT in the European Union.

Purchases by residents in the European Union
ekinex products purchased by residents in the European Union are subject to value added tax in accordance with current legislation in the country of residence. The value added tax in Europe is regulated by Directive 2006/112/EC of 28 November 2006 on the common system of value added tax.

Purchases by residents outside the European Union
ekinex products purchased by residents outside the European Union are not subject to value added tax applied in the EU. In other continents can be applied customs taxes which are fully charged on the buyer. SBS cannot indicate the amount of such taxes that vary according to the country. In order to evaluate the customs taxes that will be applied, please contact the customs office of the country from which the purchase is made.