Government imposes restriction on export of Diagnostic kids foreign countries in order to avoid shortage of supply for coronavirus treatment. Restriction comes after the coronavirus cases are rising tremendously in India. Testing kits for COVID19 and personal protective equipments PPE available to the Healthcare providers in their states respectively.

The export of Diagnostic Falls under ITC HS (Indian trade clarification based on organised system of coding) category are restricted by The Directorate General of Foreign Trade.

Earlier export of these items are allowed Unconditionally now every exporter of these items should require licence from DGFT to ship to any country.

On January 31 and March 19, DGFT issued subsequent orders that banned the export of all ventilators, surgical/disposable masks and textile raw material used for making masks and coveralls, and various other items of protection.

The measures were taken as the country is under a 21-day lockdown called by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to contain the spread of the virus. On April 14 midnight, the lockdown will come to an end.

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