Govt exempts basic customs duty, health cess on import of oxygen, oxygen-related equipment for 3 months
Medical grade oxygen, oxygen concentrators along with flow meter, regulator, connectors, and tubing, VPSA and PSA oxygen plants, cryogenic oxygen ASUs producing liquid/ gaseous oxygen, are some of the items that have been exempted from basic customs duty and health cess.
April 24, 2021 / 03:20 PM IST
The Government of India decided on April 24 to grant full exemption from basic customs duty and health cess on the import of the following items related to oxygen and oxygen-related equipment for a period of three months with immediate effect.
Here's a list of oxygen, oxygen-related equipment that have been exempted from customs duty, health cess:
Medical grade oxygen
Oxygen concentrators along with flow meter, regulator, connectors, and tubing
Vacuum Pressure Swing Absorption (VPSA) and Pressure Swing Absorption (PSA) oxygen plants, Cryogenic Oxygen Air Separation Units (ASUs) producing liquid/ gaseous oxygen
Oxygen Filling Systems
Oxygen Storage tanks, oxygen cylinders including cryogenic cylinders and tanks
ISO containers for shipping oxygen
Cryogenic road transport tanks for oxygen
Parts of the above-listed items will be used in manufacturing equipment for the production, transportation, distribution, and storage of oxygen.
Other devices from which oxygen can be generated:
Ventilators (capable of functioning as high-flow devices) with nasal canula; compressors including all accessories and tubing; humidifiers and viral filters
High flow nasal canula device with all attachments
Helmets for use with non-invasive ventilation
Non-invasive ventilation oronasal masks for ICU ventilators
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