CBIC exempts customs duty on ventilators, personal protection equipments, covid-19 testing kits and inputs for these goods.

Circular No.ES/39/2020-21                                                14th April, 2020

To: Members of the Council

 Sub: CBIC exempts customs duty on ventilators, personal protection equipments, covid-19 testing kits and inputs for these goods.

Dear Member,

This is to inform you that CBIC has issued Notification No. 20/2020- Customs dated 9th April, 2020 exempting customs duty on ventilators, personal protection equipments, covid-19 testing kits and inputs for these goods. This notification shall remain in force up to and inclusive of the 30th September, 2020.

Details of the Chapter/ Sub-heading/Tariff item and description of goods are as follows:

1)  9018 or 9019 - Artificial respiration or other therapeutic respiration apparatus (Ventilators)

2)  63 or any chapter - Face masks and surgical Masks

3) 62 or any chapter - Personal protection equipment (PPE)

4)   30, 38 or any chapter -   Covid-19 testing kits

5)  Any Chapter -  Inputs for manufacture of items at S. Nos. 1 to 4 above,subject to the condition that the importer follows the procedure set out in the Customs (Import of Goods at Concessional Rate of Duty) Rules, 2017.

Members may kindly make a note of the above amendments.

Thanking you,

Yours faithfully,

S.BALARAJU

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

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