Monday, 22, April, 2024

The Cabinet of Ministers by its July 22 Resolution has simplified the import of a number of drugs and some types of medical equipment, the press service of the Cabinet said.

The Resolution is reportedly aimed at preventing the shortage in medicines, medical supplies and equipment in the country.

According to the Resolution, by October 1, when importing and manufacturing medical devices and medical equipment by local manufacturers, including oxygen concentrators, pulse oximeters and dietary supplements containing zinc, magnesium, selenium and vitamin D, it is allowed to carry out customs registration clearance (when importing) and sale without state registration and mandatory certification.

In addition, when importing and producing medicines by local manufacturers, it is allowed to carry out customs clearance (when importing) and sale without state registration, but with certification within five days (only after some chemical analyzes).

The Special Anti-Coronavirus Commission can supplement and modify the above applications.

Importers and manufacturers of medicines and medical equipment are responsible for the quality and safety of the goods and must provide the Agency for the Development of the Pharmaceutical Industry under the Ministry of Health with information within five days from the date of sale of goods.

Until October 1, 2020, the export of medicines, medical supplies and equipment from Uzbekistan is temporarily suspended (except for the customs regime of re-export).

At the same time, a permit for export of certain types of goods will be provided on the basis of a joint conclusion of the Republican Special Commission, the Ministry of Economic Development and Poverty Reduction and the Agency for the Development of the Pharmaceutical Industry.

The State Customs Committee and the Frontier Troops of the State Security Service will enhance border controls to prevent the illegal export of drugs and medical equipment.

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