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Govt permits exports of certain non-woven fabrics used for making masks

However, export of melt blown fabric of any GSM (grams per square metre) continues to be banned

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Press Trust of India New Delhi
The government on Tuesday allowed exports of certain non-woven fabrics used to make masks and coveralls with a view to push outbound shipments.
However, export of melt blown fabric of any GSM (grams per square metre) continues to be banned.
A notification dated July 13 was amended "to the extent that only melt blown fabric of any GSM...is prohibited for export. All other non-woven fabrics of any GSM (including GSM 25-70 which were earlier prohibited) are freely allowed for exports," the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) said in a notification.
The export ban was earlier imposed in the wake of Covid-19 pandemic.

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First Published: Aug 18 2020 | 10:01 PM IST

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