Import of conventional syringes banned

KARACHI: Federal Government has imposed ban on import of conventional syringes with immediate effect.

The ministry of commerce issued SRO 483(I)/2021 dated April 16, 2021 to amend Import Policy Order, 2020.

Through the notification a ban has been imposed on import of conventional syringes including 2 ml, 2.5 ml, 3 ml and 5 ml.

Prior to this through Tax Laws (Second Amendment) Ordinance, 2021, the government had allowed sales tax exemption on import of auto disable syringes including with needles and without needles.

Further, the import of raw materials for the manufacturers of auto disable syringes was also granted sales tax exemption.

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