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DGFT allows free exports of ventilators

Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on August 04, 2020 Published on August 04, 2020

Exports of ventilators were prohibited following the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic in the country earlier this year   -  jothi ramalingam

Notification follows go-ahead given by GoM last week

The Directorate General of Foreign Trade has officially allowed free exports of all ventilators, including artificial respiratory apparatus or oxygen therapy apparatus.

This follows a green signal given by the Group of Ministers (GoM) on Covid-19 to the proposal by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare to allow the export of made-in-India ventilators last week.

The DGFT, in a notification on Tuesday, changed the export policy for all ventilators from the prohibited category to the free category.

Exports of ventilators were prohibited following the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic in the country earlier this year as there was a concern that there may be a shortage of the life-saving machine domestically.

The decision has been taken to allow exports freely as the country now has the capacity to manufacture ventilators indigenously.

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Published on August 04, 2020
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