The VAT system in most countries are such that companies that export get deductions for all their VAT expenses (so if you buy a printer, you'll get back your VAT expenses), while VAT on exported goods is 0%.
This makes a lot of sense, because the idea of VAT is that it should be neutral to the company, and it shouldn't hurt exporting companies.
So if you needed to pay VAT on products that are exported, you'd be in a worse position than a company that was situated outside the EU, which is undesirable to EU.
If you did not get VAT back on your "printer" purchase, you would be in a worse position than a company that was situated outside of the EU which is also undesirable.
So as an export-based company, you have little to fear from VAT, except paperwork.