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Medical supplies import VAT and duty relief

Home - Insights - Blog - Medical supplies import VAT and duty relief Sean Turner – VAT Specialist DD: +44 (0)207 465 1908 Import VAT and duty relieved on medical supplies equipment and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) brought into the UK during the Covid-19 outbreak HMRC recently announced that VAT and duty relief can be claimed immediately by organisations and bodies

Shortages of PPE Drive FDA Guidance

The Triage Health Law Blog aims to foster a broader discussion about the rapidly evolving healthcare industry Triage provides insightful commentary on a wide range of legal and policy issues impacting the health care sector including the challenges and opportunities related to recent government action privacy and cybersecurity concerns litigation trends and developments and other

Navigating FDA Policies for PPE and Liability Protections

This means that entities that develop make distribute or use PPE subject to an EUA are eligible for the broad liability protections of the PREP Act provided they meet the other conditions of the PREP Act declaration Notably the PPE must be distributed in connection with a federal government contract or authorized emergency response at the federal regional state or local level

Legal and Policy Implications of COVID

Governments all over the world have responded heavily to the COVID-19 pandemic As highlighted by the International Trade Centre (ITC) the implementation of export-restrictive measures has been on the rise: 92 countries have imposed such measures with only two countries – Jamaica and Zambia – adopting export-liberalisation measures Most of these such measures consist of the prohibition

FDA Certification Labels When Importing from China:

FDA Certification Labels When Importing from China: A Complete Guide Posted on December 14 2017 March 2 2020 by Fredrik Gronkvist — 9 Comments Suggestion: Watch the 10 minutes video tutorial before reading this article Click Here to Get the Starter Package: All Categories Planning to import kitchen utensils food products or medical devices from China and sell in the United States

FedEx Supports FEMA Project Airbridge to Expedite

FedEx Supports FEMA Project Airbridge to Expedite Critical Medical Supplies By Richard Meldner - April 9 2020 Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp FedEx Express announced the delivery of its first shipments as a part of Project Airbridge a public-private partnership managed by the federal government FedEx has contracted with the U S Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to

Legal and Policy Implications of COVID

The aim of the project is to promote regional cooperation solutions from both private and public sector in response to COVID-19 The project will cover three areas: (i) Peer learning and support (ii) Production and procurement of PPE and other medical supplies and (iii) Production and procurement of COVID-19 testing Author: Pablo Quiles

Warning about Face Mask Imports

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The Challenges of Other Legal and Regulatory Standards

The Challenges of Other Legal and Regulatory Standards on Informed Consent June 29 2017 The American Journal of Bioethics 17:7 51-53 Related Professionals John C Balzano +1 212 841 1094 jbalzanocov Julia F Post +1 202 662 5249 jpostcov Share this article: Related News and Insights China Promulgates Revised Drug Registration Regulation Alert April 29 2020 Covington

Personal Protective Equipment Ventilators: How FDA Is

In light of the widely reported shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) ventilators other medical devices the U S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is working around the clock to authorize medical supplies for the US healthcare system including relaxing its rules for importing and distributing PPE and ventilators and their accessories (e g vent splitters for multiple patient

George Mencio

Legal Insights On The Import Of PPE And Other Medical Supplies Vital To Fighting COVID-19 By J Michael Cavanaugh Ronald A Oleynik George Mencio Seth M M Stodder mondaq — To print this article all you need is to be registered or login on Mondaq Highlights The COVID-19 crisis has revealed the extent to which the United States and other countries are dependent upon a well

Customs Duty and VAT stopped on urgent medical

The announcement that the Government is to suspend import duty on Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) and chemicals for test kit manufacture is welcome but overdue Simon Sutcliffe a partner at Blick Rothenber said: "The Government announced this morning that duty is to be suspended on all imports of PPE and chemicals for test kit manufacture by a simple adjustment to codes on the import entry

The Australian trade response to the COVID

The interim removal of customs duties on PPE and other medical equipment needed to treat COVID–19 8 Again this has reflected practices in other jurisdictions and has been initially imposed from the start of the pandemic (allowing refunds) until the end of June 2020 The ABF is currently reviewing the effect of the measures with the potential that the period could be extended or the duties

The fight against counterfeit medical supplies in the

Authorities worldwide have stepped in to clamp down on counterfeit medical goods with stricter regulations for both exports and imports as the pandemic continues its spread Multiple reports have emerged in Europe and other regions about defective personal protective equipment (PPE) and Covid-19 test kits exported from China

Learning the Right Lessons: Safeguarding the U S

Economists at the St Louis Fed estimate that "U S imports of medical equipment represent roughly 30% of total domestic demand (i e absorption) for these products " In other words U S production is providing 70% of medical equipment consumed domestically When it does import medical goods the United States draws on a diverse array of suppliers to mitigate possible supply chain risks

Navigating FDA Policies for PPE and Liability Protections

This means that entities that develop make distribute or use PPE subject to an EUA are eligible for the broad liability protections of the PREP Act provided they meet the other conditions of the PREP Act declaration Notably the PPE must be distributed in connection with a federal government contract or authorized emergency response at the federal regional state or local level

COVID

Starting to Manufacture or Import Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Many businesses are considering adapting production capability away from their usual products and activities (particularly where there may be spare capacity and/ or production lines) specifically geared toward helping deal with the effects of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic In particular reported

Woodland Group

How to import PPE from China 17 April 2020 Your Top 5 Questions Answered: How to import PPE from China 1 Will all export items require legal inspection? Only medical commodities under the 11 HS codes below will be subject to inspection: Surgical face masks Medical protective clothing Infrared thermometer Respirator Medical surgical caps Surgery goggles Surgery gloves Medical shoe

Legal Implications of COVID

The NHS is estimated to import 80% to 90% of its drugs supply from abroad with an estimated 25% of its generic drugs coming from India For several weeks now attention has also been turning anxiously to China which supplies raw ingredients to other countries particularly India and where production has been adversely affected due to COVID-19 In India many contract manufacturers have

Italy

KPMG Trade Customs Italy Approach Customs assistance to all the economic operators who are in need of assistance in order to perform urgent import operations of masks and other devices to be used to face the COVID-19 emergency The assistance is given for free given the emergency situation

Imported N95 masks are falling short of quality standards

CDC's National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health has found many imported N95 masks fall short of U S quality standards Austen Hufford and Mark Maremont report for the Wall Street Journal But Advisory Board's Colleen Keenan and Brandi Greenberg share a solution to the PPE shortage that doesn't sace quality and safety

FEMA Issues New Rule Requiring Approval for Exports of

Other Filtering Facepiece Respirators (e g those designated as N99 N100 R95 R99 R100 or P95 P99 P100) including single-use disposable half-mask respiratory protective devices that cover the user's airway and offer protection from particulate materials at an N95 filtration efficiency level Elastomeric air-purifying respirators and appropriate particulate filters/cartridges PPE

Rise of Counterfeit PPE in India amid COVID

Global Legal Insights masks etc This equipment is donned by the country's first line of defense the medical hospital and other essential services personnel whilst putting their lives at risk and ensuring smooth functioning of operations in their field of service In March 2020 when the WHO was reporting a global shortage of PPEs India was importing all of its essential medical

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