Export of Surgical Masks Prohibited again in less than One month

      Ventilators join the list along with Raw Materials for Masks and Coveralls

      Transitional Arrangements under para 1.05 protecting past contract and goods in transit not applicable

      Ex-out Code used by DGFT for the first time listing items partially covered by HS Codes

[Notification No. 52 /2015-2020 dated 19 March 2020]

Effect of this Notification: The export of all ventilators, Surgical/Disposable (2/3 Ply) Masks only and Textile raw material for masks and coveralls only falling under the ITCHS Codes specified against each has been prohibited, with immediate effect. All other items (except surgical/disposable (2/3 Ply) Masks) allowed in the Notification No. 48 dated 25.02.2020 shall remain "free" for exports.

Subject: - Amendment in Export Policy of Masks, Ventilators and textile raw material for masks and coveralls

S.O. (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 the following amendment in Schedule 2 of the ITCHS Export policy 2018 related to export of Masks, Ventilators and textile raw material for masks and coveralls as per the product description given below:


ITC HS Codes


Present Policy

Revised Policy

207 A

ex392690 ex621790 ex630790 ex901890 cx9020

Surgical Masks/ Disposable Masks (2/3 Ply Masks)

Free (As per Notification No. 48 dated 25.02.2020) '


207 B


All Ventilators



207 c

560311 560312 560313 560314 560391 560392 560393 560394

Textile raw material for masks and coveralls



2. The provision under Para 1.05 of the Foreign Trade Policy (FTP) 2015-20 regaling transitional arrangement is not applicable for this notification.

(Issued from file No. 01/91/180/21/AM20/EC)