New Delhi: The Centre on Monday allowed the export of Personal Protective Equipment, or PPE, medical coveralls amid the coronavirus crisis, but set a monthly limit on the exports.
Union minister Piyush Goyal said that the relaxation in export policy for coveralls will provide an impetus to ‘Make in India exports”.
Boosting Make in India exports, Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) medical coveralls for COVID-19 have been allowed with a monthly export quota of 50 lakh. pic.twitter.com/qpebJvqXuy
— Piyush Goyal (@PiyushGoyal) June 29, 2020
Medical coveralls, completely prohibited for export earlier, have now been put in the “restricted” category, according to an order issued by the Directorate General of Foreign Trade. “A monthly quote of 50 lakh PPE medical coveralls for Covid-19 units has been fixed for issuance of export licenses to the eligible applicants….as per the criteria to be separately issued in a Trade Notice,” the government’s order read.