According to a finance ministry directive dated Sept. 30, materials used to manufacture Covid-19 test strips are now exempt from import tariffs.
Aluminum bags (for storing test kits), test strip covers, sample tubes, tube holders, and nasopharyngeal and nasal swab samples are among the components. Medical masks, antiseptic hand sanitizers, and raw materials for the fabrication of medical masks, antiseptic water, protective clothing, and other medical equipment were not tax-free imported products for Covid-19 prevention, according to a previous ruling given early last year.
Vietnam’s Health Ministry reported 5,477 illnesses on Saturday, raising the total to more over 798,600 since the fourth wave of Covid-19 began on April 27. Over 33.5 million people have been vaccinated at least once in the United States.