Ukraine exempts imported Covid-19 vaccines from VAT

Source : 112 Ukraine

A number of other drugs were also exempted from taxes
22:06, 2 December 2020

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The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine exempted imported Covid-19 vaccines from VAT. Such decision was made at a government meeting on Wednesday, December 2.

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The corresponding government decree, adopted at a meeting, includes a number of antibiotics and vaccines for the prevention of coronavirus disease.

The following medicines are exempt from taxes: Levofloxacin; Cefoperazone and beta-lactamase inhibitor; Cefotaxime; Cefotaxime, combinations; Cefepime; Immunoglobulin; Ceftriaxone, combinations; Cefditoren, Vaccines (vaccines against Covid-19 acute respiratory disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2).

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As Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal said at a government meeting, this decision will reduce the cost of imported vaccines for the prevention of Covid-19.

As we reported earlier, Ukrainian Health Ministry has already held talks with COVAX mechanism on the supply of vaccines against coronavirus.

The phased plan was developed for the supply of the future vaccine to Ukraine. The first stage – 1.2 million doses. Generally, Ukraine expects to get over 8 million doses of the future vaccine.

Besides, according to Zelensky, the priority in the vaccination will be provided to the medical workers, military men, teachers, people from the risk groups, particularly, people over 60 years of age.

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