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Non-woven fabrics for production of protective clothing serving fight against COVID-19 are exempt from import tax

19:26 | 16/04/2020

VCN- The Ministry of Finance has issued Decision No. 436/QD-BTC of the Minister of Finance adding an item on the list of goods subject to import tax exemption for prevention and control of Covid-19, issued together with Decision No.155/QD-BTC of February 7, 2020.

non woven fabrics for production of protective clothing serving fight against covid 19 are exempt from import tax
Medical masks are included on the list of goods subject to import tax exemption. Illustrative photo.

Specifically, non-woven fabrics for production of protective clothing with HS codes 56.03, are included in the list of goods subject to import tax exemption for the fight against COVID-19.

On February 7, the Minister of Finance announced the list of goods subject to import tax exemption for prevention and control Covid-19.

Accordingly, the list of goods subject to import tax exemption for prevention and control of Covid-19 includes medical masks; disinfectant gel or liquid hand sanitisers; mask materials (including non-woven fabrics and antibacterial filters, elastic bands and nasal splint strips); disinfectants; protective clothing (including clothing, glasses, helmets, shoes, gloves, medical masks) and other necessary medical supplies.

The decision takes effect until the end of the COVID-19 outbreak.

The Ministry of Finance also recommended that if imported goods are not used for the right purposes, the sanction for administrative violation and regulations on tax management will be applied.

By Hong Van/Ngoc Loan