The Restriction on the Export of Protective Equipment
Due to the current situation relating to the COVID-19 pandemic and an increased consumption of personal protective equipment, the European Union has decided to restrict its export. The measures apply to safety goggles and screens, face shields, masks, protective suits and gloves, regardless of whether the products originate from the EU or not. The export of a limited amount of these products can be permitted on the basis of a licence and only in restricted cases, i.e. mainly for humanitarian aid, to supply EU’s operations abroad, to assist the WHO or in other emergency operations.