Swine Flu Drug Exempted from Customs Duty
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28 May 2009
New Delhi, India
The Government of India has exempted custom duty on Tamiflu, the drug used for the treatment of swine flu to create adequate stocks of the medicine Customs duty on imported Tamiflu, the drug used for the treatment of H1N1 influenza or swine flu, has been lifted to create adequate stocks of the medicine in the country, the government said.
In an order dated May 21, the Central Board of Excise and Customs issued an exemption order for duty–free import of one million capsules of Tamiflu 75 mg by pharmaceutical company Roche India, reports IANS.
Roche has been allowed to import the drug to supplement the stocks manufactured in India for supply only to the government.