Trade obstacle report

Id: 57
Importing from Aruba to Mauritius
26/03/2018 - Airport, COURRIER SERVICES, Mauritius
Custom is requesting for release from ministry of health for catheters / medical consumables / perfume / soap and cosmetics for both companies and individuals.Imported from any countries
Yes, this is a recurring problem.
Trade obstacle information
  • Requirements and processes differ from information published
Product information
  • 901839 - Needles, catheters, cannulae and the like, nes
cosmetic + perfumes
Report's updates
26/03/2018   New
03/04/2018    Ongoing resolution <14d Details

Dear Sir/ Madam, Kindly note that the obstacle you reported on the TOAM platform has been validated. We will proceed in contacting the relevant government agencies for prompt action from their side. Best Regards, The National Focal Point
03/04/2018    Ongoing resolution <14d Details

Message sent by the NFP on 03/04/2018
Dear Sir, Please find attached an obstacle reported on the TOAM platform concerning the release from MRA Customs for imports of medical devices and cosmetics. We would be grateful if you can look into the matter and provide your justifications. Best Regards, The National Focal Point

Response from the competent agency on 25/05/2018
Catheters and medical consumables such as syringes, needles, cannulae and the like classifiable under tariff heading 9018 do not require clearance from Ministry of Health. However, clearance from Pharmacy Board, Ministry of Health is required for pharmaceutical products falling under Chapter 30 as well as, only in cases, where perfumes, soaps and cosmetics are suspected to be meant for medicinal uses and/or which may contain any harmful or unauthorized substances/ingredients, such as face whitening creams containing mercury.
07/06/2018    Solved Details

Dear Sir, Please find above reply from The Ministry of Health. We trust the issue has been resolved. Best Regards, The National Focal Point
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