Circular No. ES/272/2020-21 22nd July, 2020
To: Members of the Council
Sub.: Revised Procedures and Criteria for submission and approval of applications for export of PPE Medical Coveralls for COVID-19
As you are aware, O/o DGFT had earlier issued Notification No. 16 dated 29th June, 2020 whereby the export of PPE medical coveralls for COVID-19 were restricted and also, had fixed the export quota of 50 Lakh PPE Coverall Units per month. The detailed procedures and criteria for submission of applications for export of PPE medical coveralls were outlined in the Trade Notice No. 17 dated 29th June, 2020.
In this regard, DGFT had examined all the applications received from 1st to 3rd July, 2020 and are of the view that none of the applications fulfilled the criteria specified in the Trade Notice No. 17 dated 29th June, 2020. All the applications, therefore, have been found ineligible for allocation of export quota.
With regard to the above, O/o DGFT has now issued Trade Notice No.18/2020-21 dated 20th July, 2020 revising the application procedures and criteria for export of PPE Medical Coveralls for COVID-19.
Exporters are therefore invited to file fresh online applications for export of PPE medical Coveralls for COVID-19 as outlined below:
I. Export of only 50 Lakh units of ‘PPE medical coveralls for Covid-19’ will be allowed every month.
II. Exporters may apply online through DGFT’s ECOM system for Export authorizations (Non-SCOMET Restricted items) – Please refer to Trade Notice No. 50 dated 18th March, 2019 There is no need to send any hard copy of the application via mail or post.
III. For the month of July, 2020, online applications for export of “PPE medical coveralls for Covid-19″ as per revised criteria filed from 22nd to 24th July will be considered.
IV. From August onwards, applications for export of “PPE medical coveralls for Covid19″ filed from 1st to 3rd day of each month will be considered for the quota of that month.
V. All the applications will be examined as per the Para 2.72 of Handbook of Procedures.
VI. Validity of the export license will be for 3 months only.
VII. The following eligibility criteria will be applicable for issuance of Export licenses:
a) Copy of Purchase order/ Invoice to be submitted by the firm.
b) Firm shall submit a Chartered Engineer’s certificate certifying that the fabrics used in the PPE medical coverall were manufactured in India.
c) Only one application per IEC will be considered during the month.
d) A Copy of IEC of the firm.
e) One of the following documents to be submitted:
Copy of BIS Certificate for IS 17423 : 2020 for coveralls for COVID-19 OR
Copy of Certificate for ISO 16603 Exposure level 3/16604 Exposure level 2 for Coveralls obtained from an NABCB accredited body/ notified body of the importing country.
f) All the documents must be duly self-attested by the authorized person of the firm.
VIII. All the relevant documents as specified above must be submitted along with the application to verify the eligibility criteria. Incomplete applications will not be considered for any allocation. Any application received through email or submitted outside the timeline specified will not be considered.
Members may kindly make a note of the above procedures and criteria.