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

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[TO BE PUBLISHED IN THE GAZETTE OF INDIA, EXTRAORDINARY, PART II, SECTION 3, SUB-SECTION (i)]

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
(DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE)
Notification No. 20/2020– Customs

New Delhi dated the 9th April, 2020

G.S.R. (E).- In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 25 of the Customs Act, 1962 (52 of 1962) read with section 141 of Finance Act, 2020 (12 of 2020), the Central Government on being satisfied that it is necessary in the public interest so to do, hereby exempts the goods of the description specified in column (3) of the Table below falling within the Chapter, heading, sub-heading or tariff item of the First Schedule to the said Customs Tariff Act specified in column (2) of the Table below, from whole of the duty of customs leviable thereon under the First Schedule to the said Customs Tariff Act and the whole of health cess leviable thereon under section 141 the said of Finance Act, 2020:

S.No. Chapter or
Heading or
sub–heading
or tariff item
Description of goods
(1)(2)(3)
1.9018 or 9019Artificial respiration or other therapeutic respiration apparatus (Ventilators)
2.63 or any chapterFace masks and surgical Masks
3.62 or any chapterPersonal protection equipment (PPE)
4.30, 38 or any chapterCovid-19 testing kits
5.Any ChapterInputs 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.

This notification shall remain in force upto and inclusive of the 30th September, 2020.

[F.No. 354/41/2020-TRU]

Deputy Secretary to the Government of India


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