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:
ITC HS Codes
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)
Medical Coveralls such as Surgical drapes, isolation aprons, surgical wraps and X-ray gowns are freely exportable.
2. Medical Coveralls for COVID-19
Monthly export quota of 50 Lakh units of Medical Coveralls for COVID-19
3. Medical Goggles
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)
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
Monthly Export Quota of 4 Crore 2/3 Ply surgical masks
6. Nitrile/NBR Gloves
7. Face Shields
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