FEMA Extends and Revises PPE Export Restrictions

Posted by Sila Barr on 1/4/21 5:00 PM

On December 31, 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 June 30, 2021.

The new temporary final rule also modifies the list of covered PPE products to reflect the current domestic demand. Per the rule, the following items will be added to the list of restricted products:

  • Specific syringes and hypodermic needles (whether distributed separately or attached together, which include:
    • Piston syringes that allow for the controlled and precise flow of liquid, and
    • Hypodermic single lumen needles.

All other restrictions for products remain in place.

The PPE restrictions were initially published on April 10, 2020, and extended on August 10, 2020.

The temporary final rule can be found here:
https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2020/12/31/2020-29060/prioritization-and-allocation-of-certain-scarce-and-critical-health-and-medical-resources-for

Topics: Export, Coronavirus, COVID-19, FEMA

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