You are always obliged to pay VAT when importing goods into the EU. Do you import several shipments every week? Then this amount can quickly add up to (tens of) thousands of euros.
For this reason, the ET14000 permit was created, also known as a 'VAT deferral permit'. This permit exempts you from the obligation to pay the VAT immediately upon importation but instead shifts it to the periodic VAT declaration.
You can easily apply for this permit using the following link: