Face masks exempted from import duty and sales tax

A pharmacist puts up a notice that face masks and hand sanitisers are out of stock at a pharmacy in Selayang. FAIHAN GHANI/The Star.

KUALA LUMPUR: The Finance Ministry (MoF) has exempted certain types of face masks from import duty and sales tax, effective March 23.

In a statement issued by the Royal Malaysian Customs Department, the MoF has agreed for registered manufacturers to be exempted from charging a sales tax on the face masks.

The exemptions are in accordance with Section 14(2) of the Customs Act 1967 and Section 35(3) (a) of the Sales Tax Act 2018, and will be in place until further notice by the MoF, pending the end of the Covid-19 pandemic as determined by the government.

The types of face masks to be given exemption from the import duty and sales tax are as follow:

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