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Zero VAT for face masks and sanitisers
Dubai- September 2, 2020: Medical equipment like disposable suits, hand sanitisers, face masks, respirators for air purification and gloves will be subject to zero-rated value-added tax (VAT) in the UAE. A resolution stipulating this was adopted by the UAE Cabinet to mitigate the repercussions of Covid-19 and support the healthcare sector in the country.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, chaired the meeting at Qasr Al Watan in Abu Dhabi. He hosted virtually a number of teaching staff and students from different schools in the UAE.
He stressed that education has always been a top priority. “The country exerts unwavering efforts to develop the educational system despite all circumstances,” he said.