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Export Ban on Alcohol-based Hand Sanitizers Lifted with Immediate Effect

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“The export of alcohol based hand sanitizers in container with dispenser pumps is free for export making export of alcohol based hand sanitizers in any form/packaging freely exportable, with immediate effect,” the Directorate General of Foreign Trade mentioned.

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  • Last Updated: October 15, 2020, 10:18 PM IST
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New Delhi: The authorities on Thursday lifted all restrictions on export of alcohol-based hand sanitizers. “The export of alcohol based hand sanitizers in container with dispenser pumps is free for export making export of alcohol based hand sanitizers in any form/packaging freely exportable, with immediate effect,” the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) mentioned in a notification.

Amid the COVID-19 outbreak, the federal government had banned export of all kinds of sanitizers in March, however restricted the restriction in May to solely alcohol-based sanitizers. In June, the federal government additional relaxed the export restrictions and restricted the ban on alcohol-based hand sanitizers to solely these in containers with dispenser pumps.

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