DGFT amends Export Policy of PPEs or Masks [Read Notification]

DGFT amends Export Policy of PPEs or Masks [Read Notification]

DGFT - Export Policy - PPEs - Masks - Taxscan

The Director-General of Foreign Trade (DGFT), Amit Yadav on Tuesday amended the Export Policy of Personal Protection Equipment (PPEs) or Masks.

As per the amendment in the Schedule 2 of the ITC (HS) Export Policy 2018 related to the export of Personal Protection Equipments (PPEs) including the Medical Coveralls of all Classes/Categories (except Surgical drapes, isolation aprons, surgical wraps, and X-ray gowns); Medical Goggles; All masks other than non-medical/non-surgical masks (cotton, silk, wool, polyester, Nylon, Rayon, Viscose-Knitted, Woven or Blended); Medical Nitrile/NBR Gloves and Face Shield are prohibited items for export.

The Notification No. 14 dated June 22, 2020, is amended to the extent that only surgical drapes, isolation aprons, surgical wraps, and X-Ray gowns are removed from the prohibition under the medical coveralls of all classes and categories.

All other items including other types of medical coveralls of all classes and categories, exported against the mentioned HS codes or falling under any other HS code, continue to remain prohibited for export, as part of the prohibition on personal protection equipment.

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