Tariffs and definitions of the goods subject to the remuneration
The list contains the devices and media that are currently subject to private copying remuneration.
The listed tariffs do not include VAT.
If you have questions about a device or medium, please do not hesitate to contact us.
New tariffs applied from 1 April 2022
The new tariffs were published in the Belgian Official Gazette on 18 February 2022 and will enter into force on 1 April 2022. The tariffs are listed per piece and do not include VAT.
The remuneration continues to be collected from the manufacturers as well as from the importers and intra-EU purchasers, wholesale and retail, of products subject to the remuneration for private copying. The practical arrangements with regard to collection, declaration and payment remain in place: retailers have to send a declaration from the moment of the acquisition and wholesalers from the moment of the sale of the product.
|Products||Tariff per piece|
|Memory card||€ 1|
|USB stick||€ 1|
|Digital audio and digital multimedia player MP3/MP4||€ 2,50|
|Mobile phone with multimedia function (smartphone)||€ 4|
|External hard drive||€ 5|
|Device with internal storage (audio-video-multimedia)||€ 6|
|Set-Top Box||€ 4|
|Consumer computer||€ 4|
|Consumer printer (multifunctional or stand-alone) - inkjet||€ 2,50|
|CD-R data||€ 0,10|
|Refurbished device||60% of the normal tariff|
Tariffs applied from 1 December 2013 until 31 March 2022
For retailers, the tariffs apply to all purchases.
For wholesalers, the tariffs apply to all sales.
The tariffs are listed per piece and do not include VAT.
|Products||Capacity||Tariff per piece|
|Memory Card and USB stick||From 0 to 4 GB||€ 0,15|
|From 4 GB to 16 GB||€ 0,50|
|Over 16 GB||€ 1,35|
|MP3 player, MP4 player, mobile phone with MP3 and/or MP4 function, tablets||From 0 to 2 GB||€ 1,00|
|From 2 GB to 16 GB||€ 2,50|
|Over 16 GB||€ 3,00|
|External hard disk drive||From 0 to 500 GB||€ 1,30|
|From 500 GB to 1 TB||€ 6,75|
|Over 1 TB||€ 9,00|
|Devices with integrated hard disk||From 0 to 256 GB||€ 3,30|
|From 256 GB to 1 TB||€ 10,75|
|Over 1 TB||€ 13,00|
|Products||Tariff per piece|
|CD-R data||€ 0,12|
|CD-R audio||€ 0,12|
|Audiocassette DAT||€ 0,12|
|Audio cassette analogue||€ 0,12|
|Video cassette analogue||€ 0,40|
|Recording devices, possibly integrated, without internal support||€ 2,00|
New definitions from 1 April 2022
a device that allows the reproduction, in A3 format or smaller, of protected digital works and publications on paper or a similar medium, using a technology other than laser, thermal, LED, dot matrix or latex
a device that allows the reproduction, in A3 format or smaller, of protected works and publications, using a technology other than laser, thermal, LED, dot matrix or latex, and which combines the printing function with various functions such as the scanner function and/or the fax function and/or photocopy function
a digital decoder that, on the one hand, connects a television screen to external sources and decodes the signal from those sources, and on the other hand allows the storage and display of protected works, in order to respond to a specific user order. The Set-Top box may be equipped with an external removable memory and/or a permanently integrated memory and/or may enable remote storage via a network connection
a portable device specially developed for the storage and the playback of sound works, which recognizes the MP3 format or a similar format and which can be equipped with additional functions
a portable device equipped with a color screen, specially developed for the storage and playback of audiovisual and sound works, which recognizes the MP4 format or a similar format and which can be equipped with additional functions
a mobile phone of the smartphone type equipped with storage capacity available to the user and with a multimedia function, with which protected works and publications can be stored and played back
an external storage unit that can be connected through a USB port and onto which protected works can be copied, which can be used as a source for an external playback device, and which enables the storage and display/playback of protected works and publications
an external storage unit onto which protected works and publications can be copied, which can be used as a source for an external playback device, and which enables the storage and display/playback of protected works and publications
an external storage unit that has its own case, without an autonomous playback capability, which can be used as a source for an external playback device, and which enables the storage and display/playback of protected works and publications; (that includes external SSDs (external solid-state drives) and Network Attached Storage (NAS) servers
a multifunctional portable IT-device with a touchscreen, with or without a physical detachable keyboard and without a physical keyboard that is not detachable, equipped with an operating system for mobile devices or with its own operating system, and equipped with an internal storage capacity available to the user, which enables in particular the storage and display/playback of protected works and publications
a device that is in the first instance intended for private use, equipped with an operating system, an available internal storage capacity of at least 4 GB and with a detachable or non-detachable physical keyboard, and which enables the storage and display/playback of protected works and publications
a portable device with a screen that facilitates reading, which is primarily intended for the storage and display of protected works and publications, in particular digital books
a device that has an internal memory with storage capacity available to the user, which cannot be integrated into another device or a car, and which allows the storage and display/playback of protected works and publications
a device included in the above list, which was used and subsequently repaired, renewed, rebuilt and/or checked in order to bring it back onto the market of the national territory. The devices that are converted during the term and under the conditions of a warranty for the replacement of a defective device, are not subject to the private copying remuneration
Definitions until 31 March 2022
Devices that cannot be integrated in a computer and that can function independently: a hi-fi system with radio-cassette-CD, a combined DVD drive and video recorder, a combined DVD burner and video recorder, a portable radio-cassette recorder, a combined portable radio-cassette-CD device, a television containing a DVD-burner, a DVD recorder, a cassette deck, a video recorder, a CD burner, a MiniDisc burner, an audio CD to MiniDisc converter.
An integrated device has a system that combines a reproduction function for sound or audiovisual works with at least a receiving function for sound or audiovisual works or a function that offers the possibility of reading only media different from those used for the reproduction function of sound and audiovisual works and which is sold only as a single product. Integrated systems are made in one piece (block base) or consist of various elements that are sold only as a single product (element base).
These are devices such as a television, a hi-fi system, a combined DVD burner and video recorder, a multifunctional DVD home cinema system, a set-top box, a multimedia centre or those generally known as micro-systems, mini-systems, midi-systems, radio-recorders and TV-video combinations.
a DVD recorder, a DVD reader with reproduction function, a CD burner, a video recorder, a DVD home cinema system
a digital decoder, equipped with a hard disk which enables recording and reproducing of protected works.
a device that consists of an integrated hard disk with its own case and all the connectors required to link up to any type of external device – within the domain of the information technology and/or the consumer electronics – including all the controls (or remote controls) to exploit its content to the user.
a device especially designed to record and reproduce sonic works which recognises the MP3 format. The supports can be incorporated permanently and can consist of different types (hard disks with different capacities, memory cards, etc.).
a device equipped with a colour screen specially designed to record and reproduce video and sonic works which recognises the MP4 format. It can also be equipped with additional functions.
an external memory unit that connects through a USB port onto which data can be copied and read to and from another medium an unlimited amount of times. Currently the storage capacity goes up to around 10 GB.
an external mini memory unit to record and read data. This card is employed with a large range of electronic devices, such as an MP3 player, PDA or smartphone. Currently the storage capacity goes up to around 10 GB.
a memory unit contained in its own case, which must be controlled by another device. This portable hard disk drive enables the user to record and read all data an unlimited amount of times. Currently the storage capacity varies from hundreds to thousands of GB.
a portable, multifunctional IT device with a screen between 6 and 14 inches (comparable to a page size A4 or smaller) that can be operated by the finger or with a pen, equipped with a flash memory, powered by a rechargeable battery and capable of accessing the Internet, Wi-Fi or a mobile network. The tablet operates without an integrated mechanical/physical keyboard, but a keyboard can be added or connected to this device and it can be equipped with one or more cameras (photo/video) and provided with connections for USB, memory cards, HDMI, headphones and a docking station.