Who is a manufacturer or importer?
The definitions of “manufacturer” are not formulated in exactly the same way in the three region’s but they always mean the same thing, namely a manufacturer is any natural person or legal entity who is the first to bring mattresses on the Belgian market or to intend them for their own use. This can therefore be a mattress manufacturer as well as an importer, distributor or final seller.
This also applies to online sales or other forms of remote sales by non-Belgian companies to Belgian private individuals.
Care homes, holiday centres, retirement homes, etc. also fall under the heading ‘manufacturer’ if they import mattresses from abroad.