Exemption of Import License

On 1st September 2021, the Ministry of Commerce (“MOC”) issued its Newsletter No. 17/2021 to grant a temporary exemption for obtaining import licenses for raw materials used for producing medical products in order to prevent and control the COVID-19 pandemic effective from 1st September 2021 to 30th November 2021.

The 92 items of raw materials for producing medical products include mushroom spawn, raspberries, blackberries, mulberries, loganberries, mixtures of nuts or dried fruits, coffee husks and skins, cinnamon and cinnamon-tree flowers, nutmeg, mace and cardamoms, juniper berries, ginger, saffron, turmeric (curcuma), thyme, bay leaves, curry and other spices, plants and parts of plants (including seeds and fruits) of a kind used primarily in perfumery in pharmacy, animal or vegetable fats and oils and their fractions, ginseng roots, locust beans and other vegetable products of a kind used in pharmacy, industrial monocarboxylic fatty acids, and lactose and lactose syrup, etc.



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