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FBR exempts sales tax on import of medical equipment

FBR exempts sales tax on import of medical equipment

ISLAMABAD: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) on Friday announced sales tax exemption on import of 61 products of medical equipment, 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:

01. Real-time PCR system (standard 96-well plate and 0.2ml tubes format, 5 channel)

02. Biosafety Cabinet

03. Auto Clave 50 Liter Capacity

04. Multi channel pipette (0.5-10 pi)

05. Single channel pipette a) 2 pi b) 10 pi c) 200 pi d) 1000 pi

06. Muti channel pipette 20-200 ml

07. Vacuum fold

08. 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))

09. PCR Cabinet (FIEPA filter system, UV and white light)

10. Real-time PCR kit for the detection of Coronavifus (SARS-CoV2)

11. Viral RNA Extraction Kit and machine (Automatic Extractors)

12. VTM (Viral Transport Medium)

13. Dr Oligo Synthesizer

14. Refrigerator/freezer (-20 °C)

15. Vortex Machine

16. Refrigerated Centrifuge Machine (Rotor capacity 1.5ml x 24 max. speed 14000 rpm)

17. UPS (6 KVA)

18. Tyvek Suits

19. N-95

20. Biohazard Bags (18 Liters)

21. PARR (Powdered Air Purifying respirators)

22. Multimode ventilator with air compressor

23. Vital sign monitor with 2IBPand 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. Disposible Nebulizer Mask Kit

48. EGG Electrodes

49. ETT Tube (Endotracheal Tubes) All sizes

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)

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