DGFT vide Notification No. 21 dated 28.07.2020 has amended the export policy of 2/3 ply surgical masks & medical goggles to ‘restricted’ with Monthly quota and removed prohibition on export of face shields

Notification No. 20 dated 21.07.2020 read with Notification No. 16 dated 29.06.2020 is amended to the extent that the export policy of 2/3 Ply Surgical masks, Medical Goggles is amended from “Prohibited” to “Restricted” category and export of Face Shields has been made “free”.

A monthly export quota of 4 crore units per month has been fixed for 2/3 Ply Surgical masks and 20 lakh units per month for Medical Goggles for issuing export licenses to eligible applicants as per the criteria to be separately issued in a Trade Notice.

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

Notification No. 21/2015-2020

New Delhi, Dated: 28th July, 2020

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

S.O.2471(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 and 2.01 of the Foreign Trade Policy, 2015-20, the Central Government hereby makes following amendment in the Notification No. 20 dated 21.07.2020 read with Notification No. 16 dated 29.06.2020 amending the Schedule 2 of the ITC (1-1S) Export Policy 2018 related to the export of Personal Protection Equipments/Masks, incorporating earlier amendments, as under:

Serial
Number
ITC HS
Codes
Description Export Policy Policy Condition
207 A 901850 901890 9020 392690 621790 630790 Following Personal Protection Equipments (PPEs) exported either as part of kits or as individual items –
1.Medical Coveralls of all Classes/Categories (Except Surgical drapes, isolation aprons, surgical wraps and X- ray gowns) Prohibited Medical Coveralls such as Surgical drapes, isolation aprons, surgical wraps and X-ray gowns are freely exportable.
2. Medical Coveralls for COVID-19 Restricted Monthly export quota of 50 Lakh units of Medical Coveralls for COVID-19
3. Medical Goggles Restricted Monthly export quota of 20 Lakh units of Medical Goggles
4.All masks other than Non- medical/non-surgical masks (cotton, silk, wool, polyester, Nylon, Rayon, Viscose – Knitted, Woven or Blended) Prohibited Non-medical/non- surgical masks (cotton, silk, wool, polyester, Nylon, Rayon, Viscose – Knitted, Woven or Blended) are allowed freely for export.
5. 2/3 Ply Surgical Masks Restricted Monthly Export Quota of 4 Crore 2/3 Ply surgical masks
6. Nitrile/NBR Gloves Prohibited
7. Face Shields Free Face Shields are freely exportable

2. Effect of this Notification:

Notification No. 20 dated 21.07.2020 read with Notification No. 16 dated 29.06.2020 is amended to the extent that the export policy of 2/3 Ply Surgical masks, Medical Goggles is amended from “Prohibited” to “Restricted” category and export of Face Shields has been made “free”.

A monthly export quota of 4 crore units per month has been fixed for 2/3 Ply Surgical masks and 20 lakh units per month for Medical Goggles for issuing export licenses to eligible applicants as per the criteria to be separately issued in a Trade Notice.

(Amit Yadav)
Director General of Foreign Trade
Ex-Officio Additional Secretary, Government of India
E-mail: dgft@nic.in

(Issued from File No. 01/91/180/21/AM20/EC/E-21933)

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