Govt Allows Import of Oxygen Concentrators For Personal Use Under Gifts Category

The exemption for oxygen concentrators is allowed only for a period till July 31, 2021.
Govt Allows Import of Oxygen Concentrators For Personal Use Under Gifts Category

The government has allowed imports of oxygen concentrators for personal use through the post, courier, or e-commerce portals under the gift category amid increasing demand for oxygen due to rising COVID-19 cases.

According to the Commerce Ministry, the exemption for oxygen concentrators is allowed only for a period till July 31, 2021.

Earlier, oxygen concentrators were not mentioned in the list. Now, it has been added on account of its high demand due to COVID-19 cases.

An oxygen concentrator is a medical device that concentrates oxygen from ambient air. It is in high demand due to increasing COVID-19 cases in the country. These concentrators capture and filter the air, unlike oxygen cylinders which can only store a fixed amount of oxygen.
 

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