Revised Procedure and Criteria for Export of PPE Medical Coveralls for COVID-19

Revised Procedure and Criteria for Export of PPE Medical Coveralls for COVID-19

The Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) has revised the procedure and criteria for the export of PPE Medical coveralls for COVID-19 vide Trade Notice No. 18/2020-21. The DGFT permitted shipments of personal protective equipment (PPE) with a monthly export quota of 50 lakh units per month as per a trade notice dated June 29, 2020.

After all the export applications for PPE Medical coveralls were found ineligible, the DGFT has revised the application procedure and criteria for the Export of PPE Medical Coveralls for COVID-19. As per the revised procedure, the exporters need to file a fresh online application for the export of PPE Medical Coveralls. The present article briefs the procedure to obtain export authorization for PPE export.

Procedure and Criteria for Export of PPE Medical Coveralls – Trade notice dated June 29

As per the trade notice dated June 29, DGFT announced that a monthly export quota of 50 Lakh PPE Medical Coveralls for COVID-19 units has been fixed and the exporters are allowed to file an application for export authorization from 1st to 3rd day of each month. The application filled 1st to 3rd day of a month will be considered for the quota of that month.

All applications for the export of PPE Medical Coveralls will be examined as per the Handbook Procedure and all approval of the application will be done by the 10th of every month. Only one application per Import Export Code will be considered during a Month.

Know more about trade notice dated June 29 – Procedure and Criteria for Export of PPE Medical Coveralls for COVID-19

Reason for Revised Procedure for Export of PPE

As per the trade notice dated June 29, DGFT examined all applications filled from July 1 to 3 and none of the online applications fulfilled the criteria specified in the trade notice dated June 29, 2020. All the applications, therefore, have been found ineligible for the allocation of export quota. Hence DGFT specified revised application procedure and criteria, and exporters are invited to send fresh online applications.

Important Announcement for Exporter

  • As mentioned above, all the requests filed by exporters for shipments of PPE in July were found ineligible and exporters need to file a fresh online application via a new DGFT platform under the Non-SCOMET category.
  • DGFT also clearly mentioned that only 50 Lakhs units of PPE medical coveralls for COVID-19 will be allowed per month.
  • The exporter can apply for PPE export authorization online through DGFT’s ECOM system as Non-SCOMET Restricted items and exports are not required to forward any hard copy of the application via email or post to DGFT.

Prescribed Date for Application Submission

As per revised criteria for the month of July 2020, online applications for filed from 22nd to 24th July will be considered an export of “PPE medical coveralls for COVID-19″. The exporter can file the application again on the prescribed date and that will be considered for the quota of July.

DGFT clarified that, from August onwards, the exporter can file the applications for export of “PPE medical coveralls for Covid­19″ filed from 1st to 3rd day of each month and it will be considered for the quota of that month.

Note: Only one application per Import Export Code will be considered during the month.

The validity of Export Authorization/License

The validity of Export Authorization for the export of PPE Medical Coveralls for COVID-19 is 3 months from the date of the issue.

Eligibility Criteria for Issuance of Export License

As per the revised guidelines, the below-mentioned eligibility criteria are applicable for issuance of Export licenses:

  • Copy of Purchase order or Invoice
  • Chartered Engineer’s Certificate certifying that the fabrics used in the PPE medical coverall were manufactured in India
  • Copy of the Import Export Code of the Firm
  • Certificate of Registration as Manufacture of PPE from the concerned Department
  • Copy of BIS Certificate for IS 17423: 2020 for coveralls for COVID-19 OR
  • Copy of Certificate for ISO 16603 Exposure level 3/16604 Exposure level 2 for Coveralls obtained from a National Accreditation Board for Certification Bodies (NABCB) accredited body or notified body of the importing country.

Note: All documents must be duly self – attested by the authorized person of the firm.

Procedure to get the license for Export of PPE Medical Coveralls for COVID-19

The exporter can obtain the Obtain Export Authorization of Non-SCOMET Restricted items by filing application via DGFT‘s ECOM application module.  Once the DGFT accepted the license request, the export authorization for the shipment of PPE Medical Coveralls will be issued.

Know more about Procedure to Obtain Export Authorization of Non-SCOMET Restricted items

Other Conditions to Get Export License

  • All the relevant documents as specified above must be submitted along with the application to verify the eligibility criteria and to issue an export license.
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered for any allocation.
  • Any application received through email or submitted outside the timeline specified will not be considered for monthly quota.

The DGFT’s notification pertaining to the Revised Procedure and Criteria for Export of PPE Medical Coveralls for COVID-19 is attached below for reference.

Trade Notice 18

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