DGFT amends the Export Policy of Surgical Masks, Medical coveralls

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The DGFT vide Notification No. 29/2015-2020 dated August 25th, 2020 has made amendment in Export Policy of Personal Protection Equipments/Masks. The Central Government makes the following changes in the Notification No. 21 dated 28.07.2020 amending the Schedule 2 of the ITC (HS) Export Policy 2018.

Effect of this Notification:

  • Notification No. 21 dated 28.07.2020 is amended to the extent that the export policy of 2/3 Ply Surgical masks, medical coveralls of all classes and categories (including medical coveralls for COVID-19) is amended from “Restricted” to “Free” category and these coveralls ( including gowns and aprons of all types) are now freely exportable. Medical goggles continue to remain in restricted category with monthly quota of 20 Lakh units and Nitrile/NBR gloves continue to remain prohibited.
  • The export policy of N-95/FFP2 masks or its equivalent masks is revised from “Prohibited” to “Restricted” category. A monthly export quota of 50 lakh units has been fixed for N-95/FFP2 masks or its equivalent, for issuing export licenses to eligible applicants as per the criteria to be separately issued in a Trade Notice.

The Notification can be accessed at:https://content.dgft.gov.in/Website/dgftprod/044dee49-bea7-4bf0-9cb7-5511f5cdab52/Noti%20%2029%20Eng.pdf.