MANILA, Philippines — The importation of personal protective equipment (PPE), medical supplies and other essential equipment is now exempt from taxes and duties following the passage of Republic Act 11469 or the Bayanihan To Heal As One Act, the Bureau of Customs (BOC) said yesterday.
In a phone interview, Customs Assistant Commissioner Vincent Philip Maronilla said the tax exemption provision under the Bayanihan Law is already in place, pending the issuance of a Customs Administrative Order (CAO).
Maronilla said the CAO, which will lay out the implementing rules and regulations for the tax-free importation of PPEs and medical supplies, is already up for signing by Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez.
Source: The Philippine Star
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