Uplifting of Prohibition on Oxygen Concentrator imported as gift– Amendment in Foreign Trade Policy 2015-2020

Existing Foreign Trade Policy (FTP):

The Existing Foreign Trade Policy (2.25 of FTP, 2015-2020) was as follows:

“Import of goods, including those purchased from e-commerce portals, through post or courier, where customs clearance is sought as gifts is prohibited except for life saving drugs/medicines and Rakhi (but not gifts related to Rakhi).”

Amended Foreign Trade Policy (FTP):

The above provision has been amended which reads as follows:

“Import of goods, including those purchased from e-commerce portals, through post or courier, where customs clearance is sought as gifts is prohibited except for life saving drugs/medicines/oxygen concentrators and Rakhi (but not gifts related to Rakhi).

The exemption for oxygen concentrators is allowed only for a period till 31 July 2021 for personal use.

  Notification No. 04/2015-2020-DGFT, dated 30.04.2021.

Jyothi Nagarajan,

Senior Executive – Indirect Tax

                                                Shine Wing, India