These changes only concern sales by professionals to private individuals (B2C).
Example: an online purchase by a Belgian consumer on a Chinese platform.
To avoid any surprises, please check carefully from whom you are purchasing, especially if the VAT and the import duty are included in the selling price. Check your order and your invoice!
All you need to know about the new VAT e-commerce rules (Information for consumers in the EU).
More info avaliable on the website of the Federal Public Service FINANCE:
Belgium missed two European deadlines for the 5G roll-out in 2020: 30 June 2020, the date set for allowing the use of 5G in the 700 MHz band and 30 December 2020, the deadline for 3400-3800 MHz and at least 1 GHz in the 26 GHz band (provided there is sufficient demand from the market, which is not the case in Belgium today).
Most European countries did make the 5G pioneer bands available:
You must send us your station authorisation back so that we can deactivate it and so that your vessel can be deleted from international databases.
Please send it to:
On 1 January 2021 current relations between the European Union and the United Kingdom will come to an end, whether a partnership agreement is concluded or not.
Starting from 1 January 2021 the United Kingdom (UK) will be treated as a non-EU country for customs purposes.
Parcels from and to the United Kingdom will have to follow the same procedure as that applied to third countries (non-EU countries), such as Canada or the United States. This means that these parcels must be accompanied by a customs form, which is necessary to be processed through customs.
For more information, we advise you to contact the Brexit Call Centre of the General Administration of Customs & Excise Duties. This contact centre is available from Monday to Friday from 9.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. at the phone number 0257/55.555.
Yes, it is. An application form is available. The aeronautical authorisation is charged: € 19,05 to pay on the account of BIPT: IBAN BE68 6791 7078 1634 (BIC : PCHQBEBB), with the reference “Aeronautical authorisation”.
You must enclose:
Please note that you can not use that authorisation on the ground. You must always use the call sign of the aircraft containing the portable radio. Your radio must bear the CE marking and must be accompanied by the EU declaration of conformity. It must also operate on 8.33 kHz.
An application form is available. The authorisation is charged: € 19,05 to pay on the account of BIPT: IBAN BE68 6791 7078 1634 (BIC : PCHQBEBB), with the reference “Aeronautical authorisation”.
Please note that the aircraft must be registered with the DGAT.
Once Brexit enters into force, i.e. on 1 January 2021, the European rules on international communications will no longer apply to calls and SMS messages from Belgium to the United Kingdom (and British numbers).
This means that when making a call or sending SMS messages from Belgium to the United Kingdom (and British numbers), consumer prices may be much higher than today as operators will no longer have to respect the current tariff ceilings.
For that we refer to the website of the FPS Mobility and FPS Economy
This means that customs clearance costs will be charged. The agreement between the sender and the addressee will determine who will pay these costs.
Deliveries may take longer as additional customs formalities will have to be fulfilled.
However, most operators apply an electronic procedure for these customs formalities, so that the potential impact on the delivery time should be limited.
For more information, we advise you to contact the Brexit Call Centre of the General Administration of Customs & Excise Duties. This contact centre is available from Monday to Friday from 9.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. at the phone number 02 575 55 55.