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DGFT: Amendment in Export Policy of Personal Protection Equipment/Masks

Following notification has been issued by Amit Yadav, Director General of Foreign Trade, Ex-Officio Additional Secretary, Government of India E-mail: [email protected]

(To be published in the Gazette of India 
Extraordinary Part-II, Section - 3, Sub-Section (ii))
Government of India
Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Department of Commerce
Directorate General of Foreign Trade, UdyogBhawan, New Delhi
Notification No. 29 / 2015-2020 Dated: 25th August, 2020

Subject: – Amendment in Export Policy of Personal Protection Equipment/Masks

S.O. (E) In exercise of powers conferred by Section 3 of the Foreign Trade (Development &
Regulation) Act, 1992 (No. 22 of 1992), as amended, read with Para 1.02 and 2.01 of the Foreign Trade Policy, 2015-20, the Central Government hereby makes following amendment in the Notification No. 21 dated 28.07.2020 amending the Schedule 2 of the ITC (HS) Export Policy 2018 related to the export of Personal Protection Equipment/Masks, as under:

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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.

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