Malta Chamber clarifies price cap on medical and surgical masks

6th May 2020

Any other masks, other than surgical or medical, are not covered by this price cap or by Government’s agreement for subsidisation of cost/selling price differences.

The Malta Chamber wishes to clarify that according to the Official Notice published in the Government Gazette, the maximum retail price of €0.95 for masks refers only to masks of a surgical/medical type.

Surgical/medical face masks are prescribed by the health authorities for the purposes of Covid-19 social distancing measures.

Any other masks (other than surgical/medical) are not covered by this price cap or by Government’s agreement for subsidisation of cost/selling price differences.

In a recent development, Economy Minister Silvio Schembri stated that VAT on face masks and face shields will also be reduced to 5% from the standard 18%. 


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Malta Chamber clarifies price cap on medical and surgical masks