Russia Bans Export of Masks, Gloves, Antiviral Agents

5 March 2020 (09:35)

UrBC, Moscow, March 5, 2020. The Russian Government put a temporary ban on the export of individual protective gear and certain types of medical produce through June 1, 2020, the executive order signed by Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin on March 2 states.

It is stated the decision was made ‘in order to protect people’s lives and health’ in accordance with Article 29 of and Appendix 7 to the Eurasian Economic Union Agreement (dated May 29, 2014).

According to the statement on the Russian Government’s website, the goal is to protect the Russian nationals’ interests through a temporary ban on the export of certain types of produce, except for the cases when the goods get exported for international humanitarian aid purposes or unless the goods (including disposable items) are being taken out of the country by private individuals for their own personal use.

For one, it is stated that the temporary export ban applies to protective masks, bandages, gauze, gloves, plastic boot covers, disposable hazmat suits, disinfectants, and antiviral agents.

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