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Duty and Tax for Shipments to Member States of the European Economic Area (EEA)

The following information applies to all member states of the European Economic Area to which Anton Paar delivers purchases made online. These countries are: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom.

Shipments to Austria

The Anton Paar webshop ships to all countries from the Anton Paar headquarters in Anton-Paar-Strasse 20, 8054 Graz, Austria. All deliveries to Austrian addresses are therefore subject to the Austrian value added tax law (Umsatzsteuergesetz 1994, UStG 1994). All articles sold in the Anton Paar webshop are shown without taxes (for example, deliveries within Austria are shown without the applicable 20 % value added tax ('MwSt.')).

Intra-Community supplies within Member States of the European Union

Extract from the European Commission 'Intra-Community supplies' section from their website:

'..Intra-Community supplies of goods are exempt from VAT in the Member State of despatch when they are made to a taxable person in another Member State who will account for the VAT on arrival.'

Please see the above website for details on Intra-Community supplies within Member States of the European Union.

Intra-Community supplies within the European Economic Area

Extract from the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) 'EEA Agreement' section from their website:

'The EEA Agreement provides for the inclusion of EU legislation in all policy areas of the Single Market. This covers the four freedoms, i.e. the free movement of goods, services,...'

Please see the above website for details on intra-community supplies within the European Economic Area.

Duty and Tax for Shipment to Countries outside the EEA

The following information applies to all countries outside the EEA to which Anton Paar delivers purchases made online. These countries are: Australia, Canada, Chile, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kuwait, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Pakistan, Peru, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United States of America.

The displayed shipping and handling depends on the products and destination and include all those import duty and taxes directly related to the delivery. You are required to ensure that you pay any other or further import or any other local tax, duty and charge the goods and/or the purchase and/or the delivery of the goods may be subject to.

General Terms of Delivery - Webshop (Extract; please note that only the full terms are legally binding):

4.1 For all shipments to outside of the European Economic Area (EEA), we will ship Incoterm 2010 DDP, in which case we will take care of shipping, handling, packaging and all those duties and taxes which are displayed during checkout;

4.2 For all shipments within the European Economic Area (EEA), we will ship Incoterm 2010 CIP, in which case we will take care of shipping, handling, packaging and insurance.

How is my VAT Number taken into consideration in the Anton Paar Webshop?

This information applies to all shipments within the European Economic Area (EEA).

Your VAT number is validated by Anton Paar using a web-based service. Please make sure that your VAT number matches your chosen country.

With regard to intra-community supplies, VAT validation and all subsequent actions are based on your entered shipping address. Please note that you may enter more than one address in the Address Book section in your account and may define one of those addresses as your default shipping address. All actions based on VAT validation are done based on your default shipping address. See also 'Why does tax information on product pages change?'

Why does tax information on product pages change?

Tax information on product pages depends on the country of delivery. 

Tax information is based on your defined default shipping address. You can change your default shipping address in the Address Book section in your account.