FEMA Extends and Revises PPE Export Restrictions

Posted by Kelsay Calvaruso on 8/10/20 5:00 PM

On August 10, 2020, the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) published a Temporary Final Rule in the Federal Register extending the regulation and modifying restrictions of exports of certain Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) through December 31, 2020, initially published in April.

The new Temporary Final Rule also modifies the list of covered PPE products to reflect the current domestic demand. Per the Rule:

  • ”Other filtering facepiece respirators” and “elastomeric, air-purifying respirators” have been removed;
  • The scope for PPE gloves or surgical gloves has been narrowed to include nitrile gloves; and
  • Certain surgical gowns have been added.

The rule is effective from August 10, 2020, through December 31, 2020.

The Temporary Final Rule can be found here:


Topics: Export, Coronavirus, COVID-19, FEMA

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