Government Grants exemption from Basic Custom duty & Health Cess on import of Ventilators, PPE, COVID Test Kits & Face & Surgical Masks

In the context of COVID-19 situation, considering the immediate requirement of ventilators and other items, the Central Government has granted exemption from Basic Customs Duty and Health cess, on the import of the following goods, with immediate effect:

  1. Ventilators,
  2. Face masks, surgical Masks,
  3. Personal protection equipment (PPE)
  4. COVID-19 test kits
  5. inputs for manufacture of the above items

This basic customs duty exemption shall be available upto the 30th September, 2020.


Ministry of Finance

[Press Release dt. 09-04-2020]

[Source: PIB]

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