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Govt permits export of 4 crore masks, 20 lakh medical goggles every month

Updated: Jul 29, 2020 10:17:02am

Govt permits export of 4 crore masks, 20 lakh medical goggles every month

New Delhi, July 29 (KNN) The government on Tuesday permitted export of 2 million medical goggles every month as the country is producing these protective gears in excess to their domestic demand.

Confirming the same, Union Minister of Railways and Commerce & Industry, Piyush Goyal on Tuesday took to the tweeted and tweeted, “Following PM @NarendraModi ji’s mantra of Aatmanirbhar Bharat [Self-reliant India], in a momentous decision to promote Make in India & Industrial growth, Govt. permits export of 4 crore 2/3 Ply Surgical Masks & 20 lakh Medical Goggles every month, along with restriction-free export of Face Shields.”

Earlier exports of these items were banned to ensure their adequate domestic availability as these equipments are crucial in fighting against the Covid-19 pandemic.

Amending the earlier notification, the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) said that “monthly export quota of 50 Lakh units of Medical Coveralls for COVID-19, 20 lakh medical goggles has been permitted.”

All other items that are part of PPE kits remain prohibited, it added.

These items include medical goggles, all masks other than non-medical/non-surgical (cotton, silk, wool, polyester, nylon rayon, viscose – knitted, woven or blended); nitrile gloves and face shield.


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