The federal government on Friday permitted import of oxygen concentrators for private use, by means of put up, courier or e-commerce portals beneath present class, amid surge in COVID-19 circumstances within the nation.
The exemption for oxygen concentrators is allowed just for a interval until July 31, 2021, for private use, in accordance with a notification of the Directorate Normal of Overseas Commerce (DGFT).
An oxygen concentrator is a medical gadget that concentrates oxygen from ambient air. It’s in excessive demand resulting from rising COVID-19 circumstances within the nation. These concentrators seize and filter the air, in contrast to oxygen cylinders which might solely retailer a set quantity of oxygen.
“Import of products, together with these bought from e-commerce portals, by means of put up or courier, the place customs clearance is sought as items, is prohibited aside from life saving medicine/ medicines/ oxygen concentrators and rakhi (however not items associated to rakhi),” the notification mentioned.
Earlier, oxygen concentrators weren’t talked about within the checklist. Now, it has been added on account of its excessive demand resulting from COVID-19 circumstances.
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