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European Commission adopted a regulation on 23 April 2020 which makes the exportation of certain products subject to the production of an export authorisation. The regulation entered into force on 26 April 2020 and it will be in force for a period of 30 days.

The category and the description of the said goods are as follows:

  • Protective spectacles and visors

— Protection against potentially infectious material,

— Encircling the eyes and surroundings,

— Compatible with different models of filtering facepiece (FFP) masks and facial masks,

— Transparent lens,

— Reusable (can be cleaned and disinfected) or single-use items,

— Can seal the skin of the face.

  • Mouth-nose-protection equipment

— Masks for the protection of the wearer against potentially infectious material or to prevent the wearer from spreading such material, 

— Reusable (can be cleaned and disinfected) or single-use items, 

— Can include a face shield,

— Whether or not equipped with a replaceable filter.

  • Protective garments

— Non-sterile garment (e.g. gown, suit) for the protection of the wearer against potentially infectious material or to prevent the wearer from spreading such material.

— Reusable (can be clean and disinfected) or single-use items.

An export authorisation shall be required for the export of the goods.

Full text of the regulation is available at Eur-Lex.