Kits exempted from Indian import duty:
This article was originally published in Clinica
The Indian government has approved the exemption of certain diagnostic kits from import duty. In a decision dated March 16th, 1995 (announced in late May), the following kits were added to a list of non-duty "life-saving drugs or medicines (including diagnostic test kits)": HTLV-I Western blot kits, Legionella pneumophilis IF kits and Pneumocystitis carinil IF kits. A wide range of medical equipment was exempted from duty in March under the 1995/96 budget (see Clinica No 648, p 10).
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