On July 1, 2021, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (“FEMA”) announced that the temporary final rule that placed export restrictions on certain medical supplies and personal protection equipment products (“PPE Products”) has expired. There are now no current export restrictions on these items. The temporary final rule was first published in April 2020 to allocate scarce medical supplies and PPE products for domestic use in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Exemptions from export restrictions were published shortly after. The temporary final rule was modified and extended in August 2020 and then again in December 2020. Additional exemptions from the temporary final rule were announced in June 2021, but the temporary final rule was not extended and expired at the end of the month.
All previous blogs posts on trade restrictions imposed throughout the COVID-19 pandemic can be found here. Baker McKenzie’s COVID-19 Product Import/Export Review (“COVID-19 PIER”), a multijurisdictional tracker for trade restrictions imposed worldwide, can be found here.
The authors acknowledge the assistance of Ryan Orange in this blog post.