FBR allows exemption on import of 61 medical, testing equipment to fight against coronavirus

ISLAMABAD: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has allowed exemption from duty and taxes on import of medical and testing equipment regarding outbreak of coronavirus.

The FBR on Friday issued three different SROs of income tax, sales tax and customs to allow the comprehensive imports of medical and testing equipment regarding outbreak of coronavirus.

The revenue body allowed the exemption initially for three months which would be further extended on the recommendations of the health ministry.

The exemption from duty and taxes has been allowed on 61 items, which included:

  1. Life technologies 7500 Real Time PCR with RNaseP instrument verification kit and complete guides documentation and software.
  2. Biosafety Cabinets Class II Types A2, EN 12469, Europe NSF/ANSI 49, USA JIS K3800 Japan.
  3. Auto Clave 50 Liter Capacity
  4. Multi Channel Pipette 5-10 ml
  5. Single Channel pipette set of four .2, 10, 200, 1000ml
  6. Multi Channel pipette 20-200 ml
  7. Vacuum fold
  8. Mini spin
  9. PCR Chambers
  10. PCR Kits (95 tests) for suspects diagnosis (Altona)
  11. QIAMP Viral RNA Mini Kit (250) reactions
  12. VTM (Viral Transport Medium)
  13. Dr Oligo Synthesizer
  14. Refregirator/freezer-20 CModel MPR-414 Panasonic
  15. Vortex Machine 0-3000 RPM 220V, Velp Italy
  16. Refrigerated Centrifuge Machine Temperature Rang 20 to +40 Model Z 326 K, Hermle IEC 1010
  17. UPS 6 KVA APC smart-UPS RVA 6000VA 230V
  18. Tyvek Suits
  19. N-95
  20. Biohazard Bags (18 liters)
  21. PAPR (Powdered Air Purifying respirators)
  22. Multimode ventilator with air compressor
  23. Vital sign monitor with 21BPand ETco2 two temp.
  24. ICU motorized patient bed with side cabinet and over bed table
  25. Syringe infusion pump
  26. Infusion pump
  27. Electric suction machine
  28. Defibrillator
  29. X-Ray mobile machine
  30. Simple nebulizer
  31. Ultrasound machine
  32. Noninvasive BIPAP
  33. ECG Machine
  34. Pulse Oximeters
  35. Ripple mattress
  36. Blood gas analyzer
  37. AMBU bag
  38. Nitrile gloves
  39. Latex gloves
  40. Goggles
  41. Face shields
  42. Gum boots
  43. Mackintosh bed sheets
  44. Surgical masks
  45. Air ways
  46. Diaflow
  47. Disposable nebulizer mask kit
  48. ECG electrodes
  49. ETT Tube (Endotreacheal Tube) all sized
  50. Humidifier disposable flexible
  51. IV Cannula all sizes
  52. IV Chambers
  53. Oxygen Recovery Kit
  54. Padded Sheets
  55. Stomach Tube
  56. Stylet for endotracheal tube
  57. Suction tube control valve
  58. Tracheostomy tube 7, 7.5, 8
  59. Ventilator circuit
  60. Ventury masks
  61. Disposable shoes cover (water proof)

The FBR said that the period of three months may be extended by the board for another three months on recommendation of ministry of national health services, regulations and coordination if adverse circumstances related to COVID-19 pandemic prevail.

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