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Council Directive (EU) 2021/1159 of 13 July 2021 amending Directive 2006/112/EC as regards temporary exemptions on importations and on certain supplies, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic
Article 1

Article 1

Directive 2006/112/EC is amended as follows:

  1. Article 143 is amended as follows:
    1. in paragraph (1), the following point is inserted:

      1. the importation of goods by the Commission or by an agency or a body established under Union law where the Commission or such an agency or body imports those goods in the execution of tasks conferred on it by Union law in order to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, except where the goods imported are used, either immediately or at a later date, for the purposes of onward supplies for consideration by the Commission or such an agency or body;;
    2. the following paragraph is added:

      1. When the conditions for the exemption laid down in paragraph 1, point (fb), cease to apply, the Commission or the agency or body concerned shall inform the Member State in which the exemption was applied and the importation of those goods shall be subject to VAT under the conditions applicable at that time.;
  2. Article 151 is amended as follows:
    1. paragraph 1 is amended as follows:
      1. in the first subparagraph, the following point is inserted:

        1. the supply of goods or services to the Commission or to an agency or a body established under Union law where the Commission or such an agency or body purchases those goods or services in the execution of the tasks conferred on it by Union law in order to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, except where the goods and services purchased are used, either immediately or at a later date, for the purposes of onward supplies for consideration by the Commission or such an agency or body;;
      2. the second subparagraph is replaced by the following:

        Pending the adoption of common tax rules, the exemptions provided for in the first subparagraph, other than that referred to in point (ab), shall be subject to the limitations laid down by the host Member State.;

    2. the following paragraph is added:

      1. When the conditions for the exemption laid down in paragraph 1, first subparagraph, point (ab), cease to apply, the Commission or the agency or body concerned which received the exempt supply shall inform the Member State in which the exemption was applied and the supply of those goods or services shall be subject to VAT under the conditions applicable at that time..