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FBR exempts sales tax on import of 61 medical equipment

FBR exempts sales tax on import of 61 medical equipment

ISLAMABAD: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) on Friday announced sales tax exemption on import of 61 medical equipments, which are important to fight against COVID-19.

The FBR issued SRO 555(I)/2020 to grant exemption on the medical equipment for a period of three months. Previously, the FBR granted exemption on various medical equipment through SRO 237(I)/2020 dated March 20, 2020.

Following goods are exempted from whole of sales tax at import stage:

  1. Real-time PCR system (standard 96-well plate and 02ml tubes format, 5 channel)
  1. Biosafety Cabinet
  2. Auto Clave 50 Liter Capacity
  3. Multi channel pipette (0.5-10 pi)
  4. Single channel pipette a) 2 pi b) 10 pi c) 200 pi d) 1000 pi
  5. Muti channel pipette 20-200 ml
  6. Vacuum fold
  7. Micro Centrifuge (Non-refrigerated, Rotor capacity: 12 x 1.5 / 2.0 ml vessels, 2 x PCR strip, Max. speed: 12,100 x g (13,400 rpm))
  8. PCR Cabinet (FIEPA filter system, UV and white light)
  9. Real-time PCR kit for the detection of Coronavifus (SARS-CoV2)
  10. Viral RNA Extraction Kit and machine (Automatic Extractors)
  11. VTM (Viral Transport Medium)
  12. Dr Oligo Synthesizer
  13. Refrigerator/freezer (-20 °C)
  14. Vortex Machine
  15. Refrigerated Centrifuge Machine (Rotor capacity 1.5ml x 24 max. speed 14000 rpm)
  16. UPS (6 KVA)
  17. Tyvek Suits
  18. N-95
  19. Biohazard Bags (18 Liters)
  20. PARR (Powdered Air Purifying respirators)
  21. Multimode ventilator with air compressor
  22. Vital sign monitor with 2IBPand ETco2 two Temp.
  23. ICU motorized patient bed with side cabinet and over bed table
  24. Syringe infusion pump
  25. Infusion pump
  26. Electric suction machine
  27. Defibrillator
  28. X-Ray Mobile Machine
  29. Simple Nebulizer
  30. Ultrasound machine
  31. Noninvasive BIPAP
  32. ECG Machine
  33. Pulse Oximeters
  34. Ripple mattress
  35. Blood gas analyzer
  36. AMBU Bag
  37. Nitrile Gloves
  38. Latex Gloves
  39. Goggles
  40. Face Shields
  41. Gum Boots
  42. Mackintosh bed sheets
  43. Surgical Masks
  44. Air Ways
  45. Diaflow
  46. Disposible Nebulizer Mask Kit
  47. EGG Electrodes
  48. ETT Tube (Endotracheal Tubes) All sizes
  49. Humidifier Disposable Flexible
  50. IV Cannula all sizes
  51. IV Chambers
  52. Oxygen Recovery Kit
  53. Padded Sheets
  54. Stomach Tube
  55. Stylet for Endotracheal Tube
  56. Suction Tube control valve
  57. Tracheostomy Tube 7, 7.5, 8
  58. Ventilator Circuit
  59. Ventury Masks
  60. Disposable shoes cover (water proof)

This notification shall take effect from the June 20, 2020 and shall remain effective for a period of three months.