NNDKP has successfully represented the Baylor Marea Neagra Foundation in a dispute against the Romanian fiscal authorities, and as a result the foundation may continue to donate medicines necessary for treating severe health conditions.
According to NNDKP, "the Romanian fiscal bodies refused to authorize the VAT-exempt import of the medicines necessary for treating several serious conditions, including HIV/AIDS infection, anemia caused by chronic renal diseases and certain types of cancer. The refusal to authorize the VAT-exempt import was issued for a donation of medicines, in the total amount of USD 3,157,984.50, imported by the Baylor Foundation to be distributed freely to patients in the state hospital network that is experiencing financial distress."
“Among the years, thanks to the partnerships developed by the Baylor Foundation with American donors, the Romanian health system has been relieved of significant spending," representatives of the Baylor Marea Neagra Foundation are quoted as explaining in an NNDKP press release. "In order for these medicines to be prescribed safely and free of charge and by specialists working in public hospitals in deprived or very crowded areas, significant financial, logistical, and human efforts were needed. We believe that our projects have always aligned with legal, ethical, and moral principles, and that is why this legal step was necessary. Our mission remains to reduce the suffering of patients and their families.”
According to NNDKP, in 2017-2018, the firm "supported the efforts of Baylor Marea Neagra Foundation by successfully representing it in the dispute against the fiscal authorities. After the NNDKP experts in tax law and dispute resolution obtained a favorable decision, the import of medicines donated by AmeriCares Foundation, Inc from the United States to the Baylor Marea Neagra Foundation became exempt from the payment of value-added tax."
The NNDKP team representing the foundation before the administrative disputes courts included Partners Emil Bivolaru and Valeriu Mina, Associate Alexandra Marutoiu, and NNDKP Tax Advisory Services Tax Partner Adina Vizoli-Alexandru.