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DGFT removes restrictions on Export of ⅔ ply Surgical Mask and Medical coveralls [Read Notification]

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The Director-General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) has changed the export policy for 2/3 ply surgical masks and medical coveralls of all classes and categories, including medical coveralls for COVID-19, by moving them from ‘restricted’ to ‘free’ category.

The export policy of N-95/FFP2 masks, or their equivalent masks, has also been revised from ‘prohibited’ to ‘restricted’ category and a monthly export quota of 50 lakh units has been fixed, as per a notification from the DGFT published on Tuesday.

The notification said, “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.”

The notification added that medical goggles continue to remain in a restricted category with a monthly quota of 20 lakh units and Nitrile/NBR gloves continue to remain prohibited.

For the issue of export licenses for exporting the monthly quota of 50 lakh units of N-95/FFP2 masks or its equivalent, the notification said that criteria for eligibility of applicants will be separately issued in a Trade Notice.

The export policy of N-95/FFP2 masks or its equivalent masks is revised from ‘Prohibited’ to the ‘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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