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India removes import duty on remdesivir

IANS | April 21, 2021 10:29 AM

NEW DELHI: India has removed import duty on remdesivir, an anti-viral drug which is currently used to treat Covid-19 patients.The Ministry of Finance, in a notification issued on late Tuesday night, removed the duty on import of pharmaceutical ingredients used to manufacture of the drug.

Besides, ready-to-use remdesivir injection have been exempted as well.

"This notification shall remain in force upto and inclusive of the 31st October, 2021, " the ministry said.

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