Of course Turkeys not in the EU, but I simply cannot see why any EU chandler could not do a similar thing provided you arranged this planned 'exportation' in advance
In fact they can just do that. Thats How I mentioned the buying a boat works. Any retailer for any product in teh EU can do just what you said. ie you pay the VAT and you then show that they are actually exported and then they refund the VAT.
(A) In the EU the exporting documentation
is more then just that, there are VIES and INTRASTAT etc.
in the EU dont deal with VAT, and have little interest in getting involved.
(C) Retailers arnt interested in the risk.
(d)Services cannot be VAT refunded as the point of sale is in teh country in question
The other complication is that the Customs authority in question must be convinced that you are leaving the EU. So buying in greece and leaving to italy
wont wash it.
Also technically youre not supposed to "use " the equipment
in the country of purchase.
what you cant get is a refund from the custom or Govt agency, the only refund is from the retailer on proof of export.
but as I said in theory theres nothing to stop them doing it ( This is different to a VAT refund scheme)
SO why not get send a copy of your turkish entry form to the retailer in greece and look for a VAT refund, you are entitled to it. The Retailer must refund within 5 weeks of receiving you documentation
. ( one thing you could do, is get the Turks to stamp the invoice).
The goods must have been exported within 90 days of purchase
what I was explaining, is that its not possible to complete the purchase without paying the VAT, it is possible to reclaim it from the retailer