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FBR exempts duty, taxes on import of antiviral drugs for prevention of Covid-19

FBR exempts duty, taxes on import of antiviral drugs for prevention of Covid-19

ISLAMABAD: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) exempted duty and taxes on import of antiviral drugs for prevention of coronavirus.

The FBR issued SRO 557(I)/2020 to exempt income tax on import of finished drug Remdesivir 100mg injection and injectable solution 100 mg vital.

A new section 12D has been inserted to Section 148 of Income Tax Ordinance, 2001 to provide relief on import of the drug.

Similarly, another SRO 558(I)/2020 has been issued by the FBR to exempt the import of finished drug Remdesivir 100 mg injection and injectable solution 100mg vial (PCT3004.9099) from whole of the customs duty and additional customs duty.