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Customs Duties on 905 Food, Medical Items Dropped

24 Mar, 2020 12:00 AMAl Sharq Newspaper, Gulf TimesIntended Audience
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Following the instruction of HH the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, to initiate a package of decisions and measures to combat the spread of the new Coronavirus (Covid 19), related to the exemption of food and medical goods from customs duties for a period of six months, provided that this is reflected in the selling price for the consumer, the General Authority of Customs (GAC) exempted food and medical goods from customs duties for a period of six months.

Accordingly, GAC announced that customs duties for 905 different listed items at Al Nadeeb e-customs clearance system have been dropped. These included basic food items, and a number of medical equipment and tools for protection and personal and home hygiene.

The basic food items excepted include meat, fish, milk, cheese, legumes, oils, bakery and pastry products, juices and others. As for the medical equipment, they include facemasks, sanitizers, soap products, cleaners, sanitary wipes, and personal and house hygiene products.

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