- Rapid spread of Corona virus disease, increased demand of Medical/Health Devices and PPEs, globally and their production and trade was also affected due to lockdown/ shutdown of industrial activities. Facing similar situation in Pakistan also, GoP allowed import and supply of PPEs and Medical/Health Devices without duties and taxes. EDB, considering opportunity, and following “Make-In-PAKISTAN” vision of the PM coordinated/facilitated several companies for developing Ventilator, Protective kits, PPEs, etc.
- In April, 2020 a meeting was also conducted with Minister (I&P) for relief for manufacturing
of PPEs and exemption from all types of duties and taxes on import of all types of input materials & Machinery, equipment & other items for setting up a Green Field project for production of PPEs along with exemption from ST and IT on supply of these items.
- A Policy framework was consulted with the concerned stakeholders on 11.05.2020 which meeting was also attended by officials from PEC, PAAPAM & related industry.