Category

COVID-19

Category

On August 6, 2020, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (“FEMA”) issued a temporary final rule extending and modifying FEMA’s previously imposed restrictions on the export from the United States of certain personal protective equipment (“PPE Products”) used in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic (“Extension Rule”). The original restrictions on exports of PPE Products imposed by FEMA were published on April 10, 2020. The Extension Rule became effective today, August 10, 2020, and will be…

On July 17, 2020, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (“FEMA”) published a request for comments on the letter of attestation process in connection with the export restrictions on certain personal protection equipment (“PPE”). These restrictions were imposed earlier this year in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our previous blog posts on the FEMA restrictions and their exemptions can be found here and here. FEMA requires that exporters submit a letter of attestation via a document…

Baker McKenzie has launched the new COVID-19 Product Import/Export Review (“COVID-19 PIER”), a multijurisdictional tracker that will help companies stay on top of export restrictions and import measures related to products in actual or feared short supply during the pandemic. As companies seek to protect their personnel and reopen safely, they may find it challenging to navigate a complex and rapidly changing global patchwork of export and import measures relating to personal protective equipment, other…

The EC announced on Tuesday that the export authorisation scheme for PPE ceased to apply as of Tuesday, 26 May 2020. The EC has decided not to extend the measure, initially introduced on 15 March to ensure adequacy of supply of such products in the EU in times of the COVID-19 pandemic. This measure was initially extended for another month on 26 April, implementing additional reporting requirements and limiting the scope of the scheme to…