The closet approximation in your case would be a sales tax exemption, but it's totally irrelevant here. I would suggest that you politely tell the client that the US does not have a VAT system and suggest that they check with their accountant or tax consultant about VAT regulations for doing business with suppliers outside the EU.
[Edited at 2007-11-11 15:58]
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