Import of Covid relief material as donation exempted from IGST

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In amove that will speed up Customs clearances, the government haswaived Integrated GST (IGST) till June 30 on import of Covid relief material received as donation.The government had received several representations from charitable organisations, corporate entities and other associations outside India seeking exemption from IGST on the import of such relief material donated/received free of cost from abroad for free distribution. The exemption will also cover goods already imported but lying uncleared at the Customs ports, as per a report.