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New measures on PPE proposed by the EU Commission

New measures on PPE proposed by the EU Commission: limiting export authorization to protective masks and adding geographical and humanitarian exemptions. Given the evolving nature of the COVID-19 situation, the Commission has continued to keep its comprehensive response under review. In this respect, the Commission has reviewed various aspects of the new export authorization measure to ensure that available supplies…

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Restrictive measures on PPE and medical supplies at national level: an overview of Belgium and the Netherlands

In order to combat the COVID-19 outbreak, the European Commission adopted Implementing Regulation 2020/402 of 14 March 2020, which imposed an authorization requirement on the export of Personal Protection Equipment (‘PPE’) out of the European Union. This Regulation, which was discussed in a post of 18 March, expires on 26 April 2020. The Commission is currently working on a follow-up…

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EU Restricts Export of Personal Protective Equipment

IIn order to protect the EU’s health workers – the first line of defense against COVID-19 – the EU will now be controlling certain personal protective equipment.

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