18 types of imported medicines exempted from Customs tariff

October 21


EIGHTEEN types of imported pharmaceuticals are granted Customs tariff exemption, according to the notification (19/2022) of the Myanmar Automated Cargo Clearance System (MACCS) division under the Customs Department, dated 19 October.


The Customs Department shifted the Customs tariff rate on 18 October 2022. Those pharmaceutical importers of 18 types of medicines can enjoy tax exemption according to a notification (85/2022).


They are Aspirin, Paracetamol, Chlorpheniramine maleate, Diazepam, Mebendazole, Gentamicin, Metronidazole, Propranolol, Oral Rehydration Salt, Chlorpromazine, Salbutamol, Intravenous Glucose, Rifampicin, Ethambutol, Isoniazid, Frusemide, Digoxin and Prednisolone.


Additionally, 21 types of medicines will be imposed five per cent of customs duty and 1.5 per cent of duty will be paid for the remaining, presenting HS code along with obelisk code 4 in the customs declaration form.


For 18 types of medicine, Exemption Code – EMFD must be filled in the form, with the remark of notification letter number For further details, the importers can enquire at the MACCS division through 01-379429 of the Help Desk Section and at the Export/Import Supervision Division within office hours. — NN/GNLM