Medical trial kits to get tax exemption

Matt Coughlan

Import taxes on clinical trial kits and placebos will be scrapped under new measures introduced to parliament.

Government minister Angus Taylor introduced a change to Australia's customs laws in the House of Representatives on Thursday, a measure announced in the May budget.

"Removing this requirement will simplify the import process for these goods and maintain the integrity of kits and the results of the clinical trial," Mr Taylor told parliament.