The auctions of Moerdijk (NL), St-Aubin (FR) and Ocana (ES) are conducted in a bonded free zone. Certain items identified in the sale day listing catalogue, or otherwise announced at the auction, as "Not Duty Free Circulation EU" have not been entered into the European Union. It is the purchaser's responsibility to satisfy requirements of any kind in respect to the importation of any items into the European Union, or any other country. Such responsibility includes compliance with laws and regulations of the country including payment of taxes and duties, obtaining proper approvals and complying with any other requirements. The purchaser will engage his own broker. Ritchie Bros will not charge Value Added Tax (VAT) on these lots if properly cleared. Nominal documentation charges to the buyer for clearing the free zone will apply. Customs brokers will be on site to provide this service.