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DGFT prohibits export of all Personal Protection Equipment including N-95; certain items allowed

image DGFT prohibits export of all Personal Protection Equipment including N-95; certain items allowed

New Delhi, Feb 14 (KNN) The government has prohibited export of all Personal Protection Equipment including N-95 and other personal protection equipment accompanying masks and gloves except a certain type.

Recently, the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) allowed free export of Surgical Masks/ Disposable masks (2/3 Ply) and all Gloves except NBR gloves.

In the latest notification, DGFT said, “export of all other Personal Protection Equipment including N-95 and other Personal Protection Equipment accompanying Masks and Gloves not specified in the exceptions above shall remain prohibited.”

Last month, the government put a ban on exports of all kinds of personal protection equipment, including clothing and masks used to protect people from air borne particles amidst outbreak of deadly novel coronavirus in China.

The move assumed significance as there could be a spurt in demand for such products due to outbreak of deadly coronavirus that has claimed more than 500 lives in China. (KNN Bureau)

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