DGFT amends the Export Policy of PPE/Masks

DGFT amends the Export Policy of PPE/Masks

DGFT vide Notification No. 21/2015-20 dated July 28, 2020, which further amends the Export Policy of Personal Protection Equipment/Mask. The following amendments made in the Notification No. 20 dated 21.07.2020 read with Notification No. 16 dated 29.06.2020 amending the Schedule 2 of the ITC (HS) Export Policy 2018 related to the export of Personal Protection Equipments/Masks, incorporating earlier amendments, as under:

S. No

ITC HS Codes

Description

Export Policy

Policy Condition

207 A

901850       901890      9020     392690  621790  630790

Following Personal Protection Equipments(PPEs) exported either as part of kits or as individual items –

 

1. MedicaI Coveralls of all Classes/Categories (Except Surgical apes, isolation aprons, surgical wraps and X-ray gowns)

Prohibited

Medical Coveralls such as Surgical drapes, isolation aprons, surgical wraps and X-ray gowns are freely exportable.

2. Medical Coveralls for COVID-19

Restricted

Monthly export quota of 50 Lakh units of Medical Coveralls for COVID-19

3. Medical Goggles

Restricted

Monthly export quota of 20 Lakh units of Medical Goggles

4. All masks other than Nonmedical/non-surgical masks (cotton, silk, wool, polyester, Nylon, Rayon, Viscose-Knitted, Woven or Blended)

Prohibited

Non-medical/nonsurgical masks (cotton, silk, wool, polyester, Nylon, Rayon, Viscose Knitted, Woven or Blended) are allowed freely for export.

5. 2/3 Ply Surgical Masks

Restricted

Monthly Export Quota of 4 Crore 2/3 Ply surgical masks

6. Nitrile/NBR Gloves

Prohibited

 

7. Face Shields

Free

Face Shields are freely exportable

 

Effect of this Notification:

Notification No. 20 dated 21.07.2020 read with Notification No. 16 dated 29.06.2020 is amended to the extent that the export policy of 2/3 Ply Surgical masks, Medical Goggles is amended from “Prohibited” to “Restricted” category and export of Face Shields has been made “free”.

A monthly export quota of 4 crore units per month has been fixed for 2/3 Ply Surgical masks and 20 lakh units per month for Medical Goggles for issuing export licenses to eligible applicants as per the criteria to be separately issued in a Trade Notice.

Source: Notification DGFT

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