Amendment in Export Policy of Personal Protection Equipment/Masks

Circular No. ES/280/2020-21                                           30th July, 2020   

 

To: Members of the Council

  

Sub.: Amendment in Export Policy of Personal Protection Equipment/Masks

 

Dear Member,

 

Vide Notification No.21/2015-20 dated 28th July,2020, DGFT has made the following amendments in the Notification No. 20 dated 21st July, 2020 read with Notification No. 16 dated  29th June, 2020 amending the Schedule 2 of ITC (HS) Export Policy 2018 related to the export of Personal Protection Equipments / masks, incorporating earlier amendments.

 

Serial No.

ITC HS Codes

Description

Export Policy

Policy Condition

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

207 A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

901850

901890

9020 

392690 

621790 

630790

 

 

Following Personal Protection Equipments (PPEs) exported either as part of kits or as individual items –

 

1) Medical Coveralls of all Classes/Categories (except Surgical drapes, Isolation aprons, Surgical wraps and X-Ray gowns)

Prohibited

Medical Coveralls such as Surgical drapes, Isolation aprons, Surgical wraps and X-Ray gowns are freely exportable.

2) Medical Coveralls for COVID-19

Restricted

Monthly export quota of 50 Lakh units of Medical coveralls for COVID-19.

3) Medical Goggles

Restricted

Monthly export quota of 20 Lakh units of Medical goggles.

4) All masks other than non-medical/ non-surgical masks (Cotton, Silk, Wool, Polyester, Nylon, Rayon, Viscose – Knitted, Woven or Blended)

 

Prohibited

Non-medical/ non-surgical masks (Cotton, Silk, Wool, Polyester, Nylon, Rayon, Viscose – Knitted, Woven or Blended) are allowed freely for exports.

5) 2/ 3 Ply Surgical masks

Restricted

Monthly Export Quota of 4 Crore 2/3 Ply surgical masks

6) Nitrile / NBR Gloves

Prohibited

 

7) Face shields

Free

Face shields are freely exportable

Effect of this Notification will be that Notification No. 20 dated 21st July, 2020 read with Notification No. 16 dated  29th June, 2020 is amended to the extent that the export policy of 2/ 3 Ply Surgical masks, Medical googles is amended from ‘Prohibited’ to ‘Restricted’  category and export of Face Shields has been made free.

A monthly export quota of 4 crore units per month has been fixed for 2/ 3 Ply Surgical masks and 20 lakh units per month for Medical Goggles for issuing export licenses to eligible applicants as per the criteria to be separately issued in a Trade Notice.
 

Members may kindly make a note of the above.

 

Thanking you,

 

Yours faithfully,

 

S.BALARAJU

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR 

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