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Posted On: 23 March 2020 10:27 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 09:11 am

General Authority of Customs exempts foodstuff, medical supplies from customs duties

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In the implementation of the directives of H.H. 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 exempting foodstuff and medical supplies from customs duties for a period of six months, provided that this is reflected in selling prices for consumers, the General Authority of Customs has exempted foodstuff and medical supplies from customs duties for a period of six months.

The Authority stated that the customs duties imposed on 905 commodities included in the "Nadeeb" system for electronic customs clearance have been canceled, and these commodities have varied between basic foodstuff commodities and a number of medical requirements for prevention and personal and household hygiene.

The main foods to which the exemption applies include: (meat, fish, dairy, cheese, legumes, oils, pastries, juices, etc.), while medical supplies include (face masks, sterilizers, soap products, detergents, sterilization wipes, personal and household hygiene items for personal use).

The General Authority of Customs stated that coordination has been made with the Ministry of Commerce and Industry in the inventory of food and medical commodities to implement the aforementioned exemption, as the Ministry has approved a list that includes names of food and medical items on which the exemption has been applied, adding that these items can be found by visiting the Authority website.

Source: Qatar News Agency