On April 7, 2020, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) issued a temporary final rule to establish export restrictions on certain types of personal protective equipment products (PPE) used in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Key Notes:

  • Effective April 7, 2020, most exports from the United States of certain respirators, masks and gloves require approval from FEMA.
  • Restrictions continue until August 8, 2020.

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