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Government allows export of COVID-19 PPE medical coveralls

A street vendor wearing protective equipment gear selling face masks and PPE kits in Madurai. File

A street vendor wearing protective equipment gear selling face masks and PPE kits in Madurai. File   | Photo Credit: R. Ashok

All other items that are part of PPE kits continue to remain prohibited, it said.

Partially relaxing export norms, the government on Monday permitted shipments of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) medical coveralls for COVID-19 with a monthly export quota of 50 lakh units.

The product was banned for export earlier, but it has now been moved to the restricted category.

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In a notification, the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) said: “A monthly quota of 50 lakh PPE medical coverall for COVID-19 units has been fixed for issuance of export licence to the eligible applicants to export PPE medical coveralls for COVID-19 as per the criteria to be separately issued in a trade notice“.

All other items that are part of PPE kits continue to remain prohibited, it said.

Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal tweeted: “Boosting Make in India exports, PPE medical coveralls for COVID-19 have been allowed with a monthly export quota of 50 lakh.”

 

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