The Directorate-General for Foreign Trade (DGFT) on Wednesday eased restrictions on the export of test kits and decided to continue with the curbs on only those which are used to diagnose COVID-19.
On April 4, DGFT had put restrictions on exports of all diagnostic kits and reagents. The move was aimed at dealing with the COVID-19 crisis as these products are required for the testing of patients.
The government decided to continue the export curbs only on specific diagnostic kits, reagents, and instruments such as swabs sterile synthetic fiber, silicon columns and magnetic stand, amid the coronavirus outbreak.
In a notification, the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) said all other diagnostic kits or reagents or instruments or apparatus are freely exportable subject to the submission of an undertaking by the exporter to the customs authorities at the time of export.