The Director-General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) released Notification No.29/2015-2020 on August 25, 2020, which explained the amendment made in the Export Policy of Personal Protection Equipments and Masks.

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This new notification has made an amendment issued in July 2020 that the export policy for 2/3 Ply Surgical Masks and Medical Coveralls of all classes and categories, including medical coveralls for COVID-19, amended them from ‘restricted’ to ‘free’ category and also all these Coveralls with the Gowns and Aprons of all types are now can be freely exportable.

But the Medical Goggles continue to remain in a restricted category with a monthly quota of 20 lakh units and Nitrile/NBR gloves continue to remain prohibited the notification further mentioned.

Also, the export policy of N-95/FFP2 masks, or their equivalent masks, has been revised from ‘prohibited’ to ‘restricted’ category and a monthly export quota of 50 lakh units has been fixed and for the issue of export licenses for exporting the monthly quota of 50 lakh units of N-95/FFP2 masks or its equivalent, the notification said that criteria for eligibility of applicants will be separately issued in a Trade Notice.

With Warm Regards,

CL Bureau.

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