Anti-COVID-19 equipment imported during public holidays

THE government allows the import of liquid oxygen, gas oxygen, home oxygen concentrators, medicine and medical equipment via Yangon International Airport, seaports and border trade camps to ensure adequate medical supplies for COVID-19 during the public holidays.

The medical-related materials are prioritized to import starting 21 July. The relevant departmental officials are also working together to facilitate the importation processes in line with the SOP

A total of 3,182 oxygen concentrators and 5,000 test kits arrived at Yangon International Airport yesterday. A bowser carrying 20 tonnes of liquid oxygen, 45 tonnes of liquid oxygen (cylinders),4,205 home oxygen concentrators, 5,000 test kits, 28 tonnes of masks and 10,340 PPEs were also imported via Myawady, Chinshwehaw, Kawthoung and Tachilek trade camps on the same day. These materials were imported by 39 vehicles of 27 companies.

From 12 to 16 July, 533 tonnes of liquid oxygen, 430 tonnes of the liquid oxygen tank, 104 tonnes of oxygen gas, 35,087 home oxygen concentrators, 250,868 test kits, 694 tonnes of masks, four oxygen plants and 14 oxygen generators were allowed to be imported by 464 vehicles, while officials are now giving priority to disease control of Covid-19. The Trade Department also operates as usual for online registration for import licences during long public holidays from 26 July and 1 August.

The entrepreneurs do not need to apply for import licences for three months starting 12 July, according to Notification No 12/2021. Moreover, the government released Notification No 13/2021 for HS Code to facilitate importation processes according to the 2017 Customs Tariff of Myanmar on 26 July.

The Ministry of Commerce is also cooperating with the ministry concerned to import the medical supplies. It also releases contact persons of relevant departments and website address – for people to know updated news. — MNA