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The Government decides to extend the measures arising from the ordinances to contain and manage the COVID-19 epidemic

At today’s correspondence session, the Government of the Republic of Slovenia decided to extend the validity of the ordinances on measures and restrictions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 on the basis of the expert assessment of the Expert Group for the Containment and Management of the COVID-19 Epidemic. It also adopted information on negotiations with representative public sector unions about the reimbursement of transport costs to and from work.

Measures from the ordinances to contain and manage the COVID-19 epidemic remain in force

The Government of the Republic of Slovenia examined the expert assessment of the Expert Group for the Containment and Management of the COVID-19 Epidemic of the Ministry of Health on expert justification of the measures to contain and manage the COVID-19 epidemic and it decided that:

Application of the measures and restrictions determined in the following ordinances is to be extended for seven days:

  • Ordinance on the provisional prohibition on the offering and sale of goods and services to consumers in the Republic of Slovenia,
  • Ordinance temporarily prohibiting gatherings of people in educational institutions and universities and independent higher education institutions, 
  • Ordinance on imposing and implementing measures related to the prevention of the spread of COVID-19 at the external border crossings and at control points at the internal borders of the Republic of Slovenia,
  • Ordinance on the temporary partial restriction of movement of people and on the restriction or prohibition of gathering of people to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Application of the measures and restrictions determined in the Ordinance on temporary measures to reduce the risk of infection and spread of COVID-19 is to be extended for 14 days.

The Government will inform the National Assembly and the public of the foregoing.

Source: Ministry of the Interior

 

The Ordinance determining the list of goods to combat the effects of the COVID-19 epidemic which are temporarily free of import duties and exempt from VAT upon import is extended

Today, the Government extended the validity of the Ordinance determining the list of goods to combat the effects of the COVID-19 epidemic which are temporarily free of import duties and exempt from VAT upon import by six months. The Ordinance has been extended until 30 April 2021.

The customs legislation and the Value Added Tax Act (ZDDV-1) enable the exemption of import duties and VAT under certain conditions when importing goods in the event of natural disasters. The exemption is possible in connection with the decision of the European Commission. The latter adopted this decision due to the COVID-19 epidemic and last extended it until 30 April 2021. The exemption from import duties and VAT for protective equipment, medical aids and other goods necessary for the prevention of the spread of COVID-19 pandemic and management of its consequences continues to apply in Slovenia upon import.

The exemption applies to imports between 30 January 2020 and 30 April 2021, i.e.:

  • state organisations, including state authorities, public bodies and other entities governed by public law, and
  • organisations approved by competent authorities in the Member States,

if the goods are intended for free distribution to people affected by the outbreak of the COVID-19 epidemic, those who are subject to the outbreak or deal with it, or for free use by the relevant people whereby the goods remain in the ownership of the aforementioned authorities and organisations.

The goods must meet the requirements of the customs legislation and legislation relating to VAT. The goods are also exempt from import duties and VAT upon import if they were imported in order to be released for free circulation by disaster-relief agencies to meet their needs at the time when providing aid in natural disasters to people affected by the outbreak of the COVID-19 epidemic, those who are exposed to the outbreak or who are dealing with it.

Source: Ministry of Finance