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India temporarily removes customs duties on anti-virus vaccine

01.10.2021 46 просмотров

The Indian Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) has completely exempted the import of vaccines against COVID-19 from the main customs duty for the period from October 1 to December 31 of the current year. This was reported by the Economic Times on Thursday.


“The Government of India considers it necessary to exempt all imported coronavirus vaccines from customs duties due to their importance to society,” the CBIC quotes the publication as saying.

India’s imports of medical oxygen and equipment for its use. In addition, the 5% GST on certain COVID-19 medicines will be eliminated until the end of the year.

In April 2021, the government of India for the first time abolished customs duties on imports of coronavirus vaccines for the first time for three months. The duty on these drugs is 10%.

According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare of India, the total number of vaccinations against coronavirus infection made in the country exceeded 860 million, almost 7 million vaccinations were made over the past day. About 70% of the adult population in India is vaccinated with at least one dose, according to the agency, more than 30% of adults are fully vaccinated. According to government plans, all Indian adults should be vaccinated before the end of this year. The population of the country is about 1.3 billion people.

According to the Ministry of Health of India, the total number of people infected with coronavirus in the country has reached 33.74 million. 448,062 people have died from complications of the infection.

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