Government announces amendment in export policy of Personal Protection Equipment

The Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) has amended the Export Policy of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) to the extent that PPE medical coveralls for COVID-19, exported against the HS codes: 392690, 621790, 630790, 901890 or falling under any other HS code are now “restricted” for exports instead of “prohibited”. A monthly quota of 50 lakh PPE medical coverall for COVID-19 units has been fixed for issuance of export licenses to the eligible applicants to export PPE medical coveralls for COVID-19 as per the criteria to be separately issued in a trade notice.