Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / India partially lifts PPE export ban, 5 mn monthly cap

India partially lifts PPE export ban, 5 mn monthly cap

30
Jun '20
Pic: Shutterstock
Pic: Shutterstock
India has partially lifted its ban on export of personal protective equipment, allowing medical textile manufacturers to export up to five million such units every month now. The Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) had first banned such export towards the end of January. Indian firms now have excess capacity even after catering to additional demand.

The monthly cap may be increased later.

“Boosting Make in India exports, Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) medical coveralls for COVID-19 have been allowed with a monthly export quota of 50 lakh (five million),” said minister of commerce and industry Piyush Goyal in a tweet.

Since March 30, where a little over 3,000 PPEs were manufactured a day, over 1,100 firms in the country manufacture anywhere between 700,000-800,000 PPEs daily now, a top Indian newspaper reported citing an unnamed government official.

Apart from supplying to the central government, over 250 licenced sellers are registered on the government’s e-marketplace (GeM portal) to cater to extra demand by states.

“The PPE manufacturers showed extraordinary enterprise and nimbleness in their ability to rejig large production facilities to manufacture PPEs … The government should soon extend the export opportunity for N95 masks as well,” said Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC) chairman Dr A Sakthivel, adding that the size of the global market for PPEs is expected to be more than $60 billion over the next five years.

Fibre2Fashion News Desk (DS)


Must ReadView All

Foreign brands competing with local clothing companies in Vietnam

Apparel/Garments | On 17th May 2021

Foreign brands competing with local clothing companies in Vietnam

International brands are giving tough competition to the local...

Pic: Casimiro PT / Shutterstock.com

E-commerce | On 17th May 2021

London-based global fashion platform Lyst raises £60mn

Lyst, a London-based global fashion aggregator that operates an...

Pic: Shutterstock

Textiles | On 17th May 2021

Prime Content| China cotton index may remain stable in coming months: TexPro

The China cotton is expected to remain above 16,000 RMB per ton or...

Interviews View All

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Great step towards realising end goal of 'AtmaNirbhar Bharat'

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Main challenges are breakdown of supply chain and shrinkage of manpower

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Marry craft and utility

Sanjay Vakharia,

Sanjay Vakharia

One of the first few Indian denim brands, Spykar, established in 1992, was ...

Amanda Cioletti,

Amanda Cioletti

The entertainment/character segment lead as the largest sector for the...

Sanjay Jhunjhunwalla,

Sanjay Jhunjhunwalla

In the financial hub of eastern India, Kolkata, a humble production...

Hemant Bheda, Arevo

Hemant Bheda
Arevo

Arevo, based in Silicon Valley in California, develops technology to...

Asif Rahman, MIP

Asif Rahman
MIP

MIP is a manufacturer and distributor of high-performance textiles and...

Steve McCullough & Marco Weichert, Functional Fabric Fair & Design and Development GmbH Textile Consult respectively

Steve McCullough & Marco Weichert
Functional Fabric Fair & Design and Development GmbH Textile Consult respectively

Functional Fabric Fair is a trade-exclusive event showcasing the latest...

Sarah Denise Cordery, Sarah Denise Studio

Sarah Denise Cordery
Sarah Denise Studio

Manchester, England-based Sarah Denise Studio provides relevant fashion...

Aprajita Toor, Aprajita Toor

Aprajita Toor
Aprajita Toor

The creations by Aprajita Toor were born out of a deep desire to create...

Sweta Agarwal, A Humming Way

Sweta Agarwal
A Humming Way

A Humming Way (AHW) is inspired by the old-world regalia of Rajasthan...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

Leave your Comments


May 2021

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.


Advanced Search