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India removes export ban on NBR gloves

Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on October 22, 2020 Published on October 22, 2020

DGFT has now placed the item in the restricted category

The government has removed export ban on Nitrile Butadiene Rubber (NBR) gloves, used for protection against the Covid-19 virus, and has put it on the restricted items list.

The Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT), under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, in a notification on Thursday, amended the one issued on August 25, 2020, by removing NBR gloves from the prohibited category and placing it in the restricted category.

This would mean that manufacturers or traders will be now be allowed to export the item to other countries but only under under government supervision and permission.

The decision has been taken following representations made by the medical device industry in India that there is enough manufacturing taking place in the country to allow surplus for exports.

Earlier this month, the government removed restrictions on exports of N-95 masks making all types of masks freely exportable. In August this year, the DGFT had removed export restrictions on medical coveralls.

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Published on October 22, 2020
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