18October 2020

Centre allows ‘restricted’ exports of PPE coveralls

In the aftermaths of a somewhat controlled number of cases, the government of Canada has announced partial relaxation in the export of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Coveralls which were initially banned due to rising COVID-19 cases in the country. The commodity was previously forbidden from export, but it has now been reclassified as “restricted’, requiring exporters to obtain a government license before shipping. Although the move is in response to demands from local personal protective equipment (PPE) manufacturers who assured the government of surplus amount, they want the government to ease the restrictions even further and increased the limited quota cap.

” It’s a matter of how we use our best efforts to drive this down. There’s no excuse to show that we are able to do this,”

Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove, WHO
11September 2020

Domestic medical device makers ask consumer affairs

Due to limited supply and increased PPE Coveralls usage, the government has launched export curbs on only some particular diagnostic kits PPE coveralls. It does not want to export all those kits to other countries but instead intends to utilize them within the country. This might also provoke exporters, but government orders are meant to have complied.

“We need to learn the lessons that are being shown from this virus,”

Dr. Michael J. Ryan
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