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Export of all types of Hand Sanitizers allowed: DGFT [Read Notification]

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The Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) has now allowed the export of all alcohol-based hand sanitizers, including alcohol-based hand sanitizers in containers with dispenser pumps.

The Ministry of Commerce has issued a notification to amend the export policy of hand sanitizers.

‘Export of Alcohol-based Hand Sanitizers in containers with dispenser pumps is free for export. All Alcohol-based Hand Sanitizers exported in any other form/packaging are ‘free’ for exports, with the immediate effect,” the notification stated.

With this announcement, all types of hand sanitisers are permitted for export purpose, earlier hand sanitiser items in containers with dispenser pumps were restricted.

The DGFT, on June 2 banned the export of alcohol-based hand sanitizers in containers with dispenser pumps. On May 6, the government had lifted a ban on the export of non-alcoholic sanitizers that was in place since March 24 but prohibited exports of alcohol-based sanitizers to boost its availability in the domestic market amid the COVID-19  pandemic.

This relaxation will enable exporters to regain lost sales.

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