Ref. ES/335/ 2020-21 7th October, 2020
To: Members of the Council
Sub: Amendment in Export Policy of Personal Protection Equipments/ Masks
We are happy to inform you that DGFT has removed restrictions on the export of N95 / FFP2 masks or its equivalent. SInce the imposition of the nation wide lockdown by the Government due COVID-19 pandemic, the Council has been rigorously pursuing this matter with the Ministries of Commerce & Industry and Textiles for a very long time. The Chairman of the Council, Shri Ronak Rughani has thanked the Hon'ble Prime Minister, Hon'ble Union Ministers of Commerce & Industry and Textiles, and the DGFT for considering the issue and removing these restrictions.
DGFT vide Notification No.36/2015-20 dated 6th October, 2020, has made following amendments in Notification No. 29 dated 25th August, 2020 amending the Schedule 2 of the ITC (HS) Export Policy 2018 related to the export of Personal Protection Equipments/ Masks, as under:
Effect of this Notification:
Notification No. 29 dated 25th August, 2020 is amended to the extent that the export policy of N-95/ FFP-2 masks or its equivalent is amended from “Restricted” to “Free” category making all types of masks freely exportable.
Members may kindly make a note of the above amendments.