Exporting to Mauritania via French courier? Do I need to pay VAT?

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Hello,

We are a small UK based distributor, we have been approached by a Mauritanian company who would like us to supply them with some protective clothing (for welding). They have asked to deliver it to their French courier. The courier will send it on to them.

Do we treat this as a export to an EU country or as an export to an non-EU country. Either way I think we should still be able to zero rate the VAT. Am I right?

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