Government of India
Ministry of Commerce & Industry
Department of Commerce
Directorate General of Foreign Trade
Udyog Bhavan, New Delhi

Notification No. 48/2015-2020-DGFT

New Delhi, Dated: 25 February 2020

Subject:- Amendment in Export Policy of Personal Protection Equipment/Masks

S.O. 854(E).:- In exercise of powers conferred by Section 3 of the Foreign Trade (Development & Regulation) Act, 1992 (No. 22 of 1992), as amended, read with Para 1.02 of the Foreign Trade Policy, 2015-20, the Central Government hereby makes following amendment in the Notification No. 47 dated 08.02.2020 related to export of Personal Protection Equipment and Masks:

S.No ITC HS Codes Description Present Policy
207 A 901850






All Personal Protection Equipment including Clothing and Masks [Coveralls (Class 2/3/4) and N-95 Masks].

However, the following items are freely exportable:

1. Surgical Masks/ Disposable Masks (2/3 Ply)

2. All Gloves except NBR Gloves.

3. All Ophthalmic instruments and appliances under ITCHS 901850 except Medical Goggles

4. Surgical Blades

5. Non-Woven Shoe covers (Disposable)

6. Breathing appliances used by Airmen, Divers, mountaineers or Firemen

7. Gas Masks with chemical absorbent for filtration against poisonous vapour, smoke, gases

8. HDPE Tarpaulin/Plastic Tarpaulin

9. PVC conveyor belt

10. Biopsy Punch


3. Effect of this Notification:

The Notification No. 47 dated 08.02.2020 is amended to the extent that the items specified under Serial No. 1 to 10 above are allowed freely for export. However, export of all other Personal Protection Equipment including N-95 masks or other items not specified in the exceptions above, shall remain Prohibited.

(Amit Yadav)
Director General of Foreign Trade
Ex-Officio Additional Secretary, Government of India

(Issued from File No. 01/91/180/21/AM20/EC)

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