The authorities has revised the Foreign Trade Policy, 2015-2020 and permitted the import of oxygen concentrators for personal use amid a large surge in COVID-19 instances within the nation. An official press launch from the ministry of commerce and trade said that oxygen concentrators have been added to the record of exempted classes, the place customs clearance is sought as ”presents”.
These oxygen concentrators could be procured via the put up, courier, or e-commerce portals.
The exemption for oxygen concentrators is allowed until July 31, 2021, for personal use, in response to a notification of the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) issued on Friday.
“Import of goods, including those purchased from e-commerce portals, through post or courier, where customs clearance is sought as gifts, is prohibited except for life-saving drugs/medicines/ oxygen concentrators and rakhi (but not gifts related to rakhi),” the notification stated.
India’s well being care system is overwhelmed with the present surge in COVID-19 instances and there’s a scarcity of oxygen, beds and medicines.
The nation recorded greater than 4 lakh new instances up to now 24 hours. 4,01,993 instances have been reported within the nation taking the full tally of COVID-19 instances to 1,91,64,969.
(With IANS inputs)
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